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Our Welkom in Utrecht volunteers Festival

‘What an incredibly fun afternoon. Warm and welcoming, with fun workshops, beautiful and personal music and delicious snacks. Top!” And so it was indeed. On Saturday 27th of January, in the afternoon, Welkom in Utrecht organized a volunteer festival together with our Plan Einstein partner Het Wilde Westen. The…

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On retreat in a monastery

What is a retreat in a monastery? Our participants didn’t exactly know that either. Yet they found it a fun and exciting idea to come along. And so on a cold Friday at the beginning of the new year we left for the beautiful Dominican Monastery of Huissen. We were…

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Movie night at Plan Einstein Pahud

Every second Saturday of the month at 8 p.m. is Movie Night at Plan Einstein Pahud! Together with neighborhood and azc residents, we then watch a movie chosen by children staying at azc Pahud. For example, last Saturday we watched Raya and the last Dragon. Would you like to…

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Children painting the globe

The unrest in the world escapes no one at all, including children in an asylum center. For this reason, during our children’s activity on Monday at Plan Einstein Pahud, we got to work on a piece of art. Among other things, the small participants from the asylum center and…

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Youth to FC Utrecht

On December 16th it was finally the day! 0 young people from azc Joseph Haydnlaan together with their COA supervisors visited a match of our local pride; FC Utrecht. The youngsters enjoyed the chance to see the stadium from the inside. They saw a beautiful and exciting match against RKC…

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To Wibi Soerjadi in TivoliVredenburg

Wie is dat? Jazeker, de wereldberoemde Wibi Soerjadi..! Hier op de foto samen met twee Oekraïense dames die zijn concert in TivoliVredenburg mochten bezoeken. Wat waren ze trots! Het concert van de pianist was er één uit een reeks klassieke concerten waar vluchtelingen naartoe konden afgelopen december in…

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Creating a mural together at azc Joseph Haydnlaan

Creating a work of art together fraternizes! The nice artist Maarten Krukkert has already created many beautiful works of art in refugee camps in Lesvos. His friends have often been involved in these projects. So on a cold Saturday in December, this enthusiastic group arrived at the asylum center on…

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Welkom in Utrecht wishes you all the best for the New Year!

We wish all our partners, participants, volunteers and others happy holidays and a hopeful 2024! Thank you for all your efforts over the past year. We are proud of the wonderful meetings and activities we have managed together. Love from the team of Welkom in Utrecht…

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New Year’s wishes in the Christmas tree

Recently, at Plan Einstein Pahud, there is this beautiful Christmas tree. It is not only filled with lights and Christmas baubles. The tree is also filled with New Year’s wishes from azc residents and other visitors. There are beautiful wishes among them, like this one! “I wish you a very…

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A generous donation from Books4Life

Yessssss, we are very happy… … with the more than 2000 euros we received from Books 4 Life Utrecht for the printing of lesson booklets for our language cafes on location. This way, dozens of language volunteers can practice Dutch with asylum seekers and (Ukrainian) refugees. Our gratitude is…

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