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Buddy families cook together in Het Wilde Westen
“We enjoy is so much, doing these kinds of activities together. And we would like to get to know Dutch people and their customs!” This said Rezq, a father from Yemen who participated in cooking with buddy families with his wife and three children. The children made the dessert this…
WANTED: Road bikes, cycling clothing and helmets
Is that racing bike just sitting in your shed, doing nothing with it for a while? Is that lycra suit lying around unused in the back of the closet and have you forgotten what that helmet is for? You can help us! The Lombok Peppers is a cycling club in…
Together to the concert of Ciconia Consort in TivoliVredenburg
“It was like being back home for a while, really nice,” Ukrainian Tatjana texted us after Ciconia Consort’s concert last Wednesday night in TivoliVredenburg. Forty refugees listened to the sounds of the string orchestra in works by Boccherini and Ravel, among others. In Ukraine, especially for the slightly older generation,…
Luck and misfortune meet at azc Pahud
“I was pulled out from under the rubble as a baby by my grandmother,” spoke a woman from the neighbourhood who had come to lunch at Plan Einstein Pahud. She was talking with friends and azc-residents about how you can be lucky and unlucky with where you are born, about…
Open day at the new Plan Einstein Pahud
We’ve been already quite busy for a while now at Plan Einstein Pahud in Overvecht where there is an open walk-in every weekday in The Living Room. Next Saturday, March 25, there will be an Open Day and everyone can visit and participate in various free workshops and activities between…
Call for games!
Nothing connects more than playing games, but Plan Einstein Pahud’s Living Room game closet is sadly lacking some games that are in high demand. These include backgammon, chess, checkers and Rummikub. We could also use a shuffleboard. Therefore this call! Do you have these games on hand and no longer…
Catching a movie!
Just ‘catching a movie’ is quite normal for many Utrechters. For most refugees staying in Utrecht, it is not. Fortunately, since a few months, they get the chance to see a movie on Tuesday afternoons in the Louis Hartlooper Complex, Slachtstraat Filmtheater or Springhaver. To laugh, shudder, swoon, sometimes shed…
An end to nail polishing at Star Lodge
Sob, sob … On Wednesday, Feb. 22, volunteer Eline Hoogstra’s “nail painting” came to an end. For about a year she made girls and women in the shelter Star Lodge on Biltse Straatweg happy every Wednesday with her enthusiasm and the result: nails in orange, red, purple, blue or black,…
Plan Einstein Pahud has started!
Plan Einstein Pahud has started! And the Living Room next to the asylum centre is already being put to good use. Here you can see how azc residents prepared a delicious lunch, made possible in part by our new employee Alaa. “I like to make everyone feel good,” she declared…
The language café is so much more than practising Dutch
What can you do in the face of all the suffering refugees have to carry? When on top of the difficult situation they come from, there is also the pain of a terrible natural disaster in the homeland and the worry for their loved ones who are not with them.