Open azc day at the various azc’s in Utrecht

Last Saturday was the Open-azc day, on National Neighbourhood Day. We were also present at all asylum seekers’ centres in Utrecht. Local residents, neighbours and other interested parties could drop by to take a look, to see what life is really like at an asylum seekers’ centre. There was face…

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A delicious lunch in the vegetable garden

A lovely summer day, tasty snacks and a beautiful blooming vegetable garden, what more could you want? Three times this summer, we were invited to a delicious and cosy lunch in Common Ground Two Utrecht’s vegetable garden at Stadstuin Kanaalweg. The garden is lovingly run by the wonderful Renée Menger…

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Aikido for kids!

‘Look, if you keep your arms like this, you won’t have to fight. Then you will be strong too’. Aikido teacher Pascalle explains to Ukrainian Pasha how the principle of Aikido works. He nods. Despite not yet mastering Dutch, he knows what she means. Pascalle and her colleague Nico from…

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Artists discovered!

True artists have been discovered at azc Pahud! Last week, residents of azc Pahud and local residents had a creative afternoon. Plant signs were crafted for the vegetable garden in the Klopvaart, which everyone can work in every Monday and Thursday afternoon. 🌽🍅🌻 So as of now, there are colorful…

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Walk and Talk Pahud

Every Tuesday evening our is for our activity Walk and Talk Pahud. Starting from azc Pahud. During this activity, we walk together with New Neighbours Utrecht, residents of azc Pahud, and possible neighbors. We walk along special and historical places in our beautiful Utrecht or otherwise enjoy nature. Our delightful…

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Summer getaways to the Dutch Open Air Museum

“Look, my grandmother used those too. I remember that!” Ukrainian Natalia told this enthusiastically during a tour of a house where she saw a coal-fired iron. What a wonderful getaways we’ve had this summer with residents of azc’s Pahud, Joseph Haydnlaan, Star Lodge, and with Ukrainians living in various locations…

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A dress for mom

“I want to make a dress. For mom. As beautiful as Snow White,” Leo from Ukraine replied when asked what he wanted to make during Yink Goossens’ Children’s Workshop at Het Wilde Westen. No sooner said than done. And look how proud he is, just like his mother…. For years…

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‘I will definitely come more often!’

‘Unbelievable this! Where did all these women come from?’ our Fatima wondered in amazement. Last Thursday evening, around sixty women from all over the world, had come to Plan Einstein Pahud’s living room to a party someone from the asylum center had organized. From Iran, Morocco, Afghanistan, Russia, Somalia,…

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Film-making course at Plan Einstein Pahud

Starting next Monday, July 24, Iranian film director Reza Allamehzadeh will start teaching film classes at Plan Einstein Pahud. Over six weeks, he will teach participants the basics of filmmaking and how to start making their own films using their mobile phones. He will then work with them to…

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More happiness through music at the azc’s

Every time MusicAZ@Utrecht comes to play music at the azc’s in Utrecht, it’s a great pleasure! With appropriate songs they bring a lot of joy. As of today, we will temporarily miss them a lot, but starting September 4, people can join Musicaz again at the music evenings at…

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