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“Dutch For Non Dutch” Solidarity Project is the
Bright Future Foundation’s "Dutch For Non Dutch" Solidarity project’s volunteers won the prize in the frame of the EU Solidarity Awards (click here to watch from 14:40 min.) and became the “Best Solidarity Project 2021”. The project volunteers will receive 250 EUR from the EU Solidarity Corps Netherlands, which they can use on educational purposes: to gain knowledge, which they can use for even better implementation of the current Solidarity initiative in Amstelveen.
This project aims to develop and promote Dutch language in international community in the neighborhood among international kids and their families through non-formal learning methodology, fun games; experiencing different developing topics and being involved in various creative thematic workshops.
The international children’s parents have participated in process evaluation activities and think that this project has very positive impact on their children, as well on themselves (on the parents). When the children start using Dutch sentences at home, their parents also learn from them and are more encouraged to learn the language, living in the Netherlands. Thanks to this project the target group has started to realize that speaking Dutch will help them to be fully socialized in Dutch society.
In the frame of the EU Solidarity Awards the public voted for 8 nominated projects, but “Dutch For Non Dutch” Solidarity project received the most votes. Among those 8 were all 3 Solidarity projects, which have being implemented by Bright Future’s volunteers in Amstelveen since the beginning of the year:
1) “Digital Skills for Elderlies”. A project to support the elderlies, develop basic digital skills and help them to overcome the difficulties, caused by Covid-19 outbreak.
Project partner: Participe Amstelland.
2) “Support/Save the Newspaper”. The goal is to make Armenian community newspaper bilingual in the Netherlands, volunteering and publish articles also in Dutch, encouraging youth to join the initiative and experience themselves in journalism.
Project partner: Community newspaper “Netherlands’ Diary”.
3) “Dutch For Non-Dutch” – a project to promote Dutch and encourage kids from expat and refugee families to learn Dutch and be socialized in Dutch society.
Project partner: Buurtkamer Keizer Karelpark.
All the involved volunteers are from 18-30 years old. They work very hard together to reach the best results. At the end of the year they all will receive EU Youthpass Certificates, which they can attach to their CV-s.
All the 3 Solidarity projects are being implemented under the European Solidarity Corps in the Netherlands with duration of 12 months. They are on voluntary basis and 100% non-profit. The young volunteers, implementing these projects, eager to support vulnerable groups of people and be the ones to make positive changes in their neighborhood.
If you also want to be involved in such great Solidarity Projects,
you are welcome to join our initiative volunteering teams.
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