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We send you into a neighbourhood you would normally avoid. Without a guide. You ring a doorbell. Someone who is expecting you will open the door. You go in. Perhaps you enter the home of a refugee, a veteran, a violin maker or the studio of an artist, a temple. There are no taboos; You can ask anything as long as you show respect to your host or hostess. You will return with a story never to forget.
99 HOSTS - 9 CITIES - 126 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)
A four hour program of three activities will immerse you in the daily life of Rotterdam Zuid. An artist, a school manager and an e...ntrepreneur are prepared to share how they try to contribute to this struggling part of the city. With a National Program, serious efforts are made to lift this part of the city to the city wide average when it comes to education and self-reliance. Get a taste of the pride and enthusiasm that goes into the challenge of the giant leap forwards. You will be expected in the studio of an artist at work, in the office of the principal of a Rotterdam Zuid college you will have a cup of coffee and an open conversation and you will meet a concerned entrepreneur in his business. You can choose between a program in the morning or in the afternoon.
A ready made program with three addresses in the west of Rotterdam...
Step inside Amancio’s house and enjoy his hospitality. The altar in his living room is dedicated to various gods and goddesses fro...m the Yoruba culture. The Yoruba are one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa and 21 percent the third largest ethnic group in Nigeria. But there are also Yoruba communities in southwestern Benin, central Togo and in Sierra Leone. Outside Africa. In Cuba and Brazil, there’re also communities related to the Yoruba. The Yoruba have their own language and their own religion. Amancio will tell you how he’s discovered in Cuba that he has a strong connection with the Yoruba culture in Nigeria.
Bring a pack of pasta or Rice on your visit as these do not easily reach their expiration date. Most of the food you will find in ...the Food Bank comes from big producers and retail chains that donate food that reaches the expiration date. So some rice or pasta will be appreciated. You will be amazed at the size of the hall. The couple Clara and Sjaak Sies started the first Food Bank in the Netherlands. Other cities followed but Rotterdam remains the central point. Through this private initiative in Rotterdam alone 2,000 families are provided with a box of fresh vegetables and necessary groceries every week. The contents depends on the supply of the moment. The initiative is supported by companies and a lot of volunteers. Ask anything you would like to know about the Food Bank!
As much as he was lucky to get a scholarship and be a professional person in computer consultancy, he never forgot where he came f...rom-the streets. He always counted himself lucky to have gone through school and he never forgot about the homeless and the less fortunate in the society. One day he downed his tools from a well paying government job to be with the street kids. Some years later,here stands a home, school and church for this little angels who are now full of smiles and hope. Get to sit with Luke and listen to this story which sounds like a fable and will leave you wiping tears of joy and pain at the same time! He lost his friends, life, profession and himself to follow his soul and finally found his happiness- supporting the less fortunate.
'Feyrouz', a much loved Athenian street food joint, bundles a mix of flavors from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece in a unique an...d palette-pleasing fashion! While his mother, Feyrouz, prepares all the delicacies downstairs, Andreas will try to make you a part of his family's intriguing past. Descending from historic Antakya, a city located in southeastern Turkey, Andreas was born in Greece, introducing a fusion of tastes, music, cultures. Food (and music) lovers, you are in for a treat! Andreas will lead you to his mother's scrumptious 'lahmacuns' and 'pides' while he plays his oud.
Be welcome in the nice apartment of Rawnaq. She and her two sons are only a year in the Netherlands, but have lived in over 10 dif...ferent locations. Now they stay in Overvecht and are doing great in school. Also Rawnaq started to learn the Dutch language. She is a busy bee and also works as a volunteer for Van Harte Resto. Enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee.
Ring the bell and take a seat at the table. Jamila has fled the Afghan war long ago with her family and has built up her new life ...in the Netherlands. Meanwhile Jamila is not a refugee anymore, but a proud Dutch woman.
There has been a fire in Blue City. The damage is great. For the time being, no guided tours are possible. Peter can read and wr...ite with tropical plants. In ancient Tropciana he has found wonderful treasures, there were plants that over the years that no one cared for them perfectly survived. But Peter also found a home for part time inhabitants, orphan plants and he is dreaming of a botanical garden. Join this biologist and wonder about the secrets of everything that grows and flourishes. Tropicana was a leisure resort, built by Center Parcs in 1988. After years of neclect and vacancy the old water park was sold on October 7, 2015 to BlueCity010 at a public auction. They’ve paid 1.7 million euros. BlueCity010 is a group of 30 operators, including current user Rotter Mushroom, who operate according to the principles of the 'blue economy' (focused on a joint production with no waste).
Mustafa is already waiting for you. In 1972 he came to live in the Netherlands, here in Lombok. He takes you on a walk through the... neighborhood and tells you his memories. He was one of the founders of the Ulu Mosque. He also tells what it's like, now that he is retired, to live partly in the Netherlands and partly in Turkey.
Fred takes you into the world of spiritual wiris, medicinal wiri and the faja watra. Winti culture originates from Suriname with e...lements from Ghana. In a short time, Fred Kulturu shop has developed into a mini-cradle of knowledge, an information center and a warrant of the Afro-Surinamese cultural heritage. On the program you’ll find the use of ritual and medicinal herbs mainly from Surinam flora, educational and informational activities in support of young people and adults who are looking for their roots and meaning of life. Fred Kulturu Shop is more than a counter where goods go from one to the other. It is an experience. People from many ethnic backgrounds visit Fred.
For 35 years Urmie and Melie are saleswomen at vreedzaammarkt in Paramaribo on the Waterfront They sell traditional products such... as spices, all kinds of medicinal leaves, wood species, a gourd, pimba, men bottle of Suriname, molasses, coconut oil, krapaolie, flowers for a lucky bath and more. When you come to our market stall you can ask questions and we'll tell you about our products. We tell you which leaves and products we sell and how you can use it. Like herbal medication or just because you like it. If you are interested in the interior of Suriname, we can tell you about the interior where we come from. Come to the market and visit us!
The Dutch saying ‘Mee in Zee’ means a temptation to follow. The workshop ‘Mee in Zee’ offers a living room that provides a platfor...m for various forms of art, from small concerts to exhibitions. ‘Mee in Zee’ is not only the name of a very special workshop. "Do you want to go together into the sea?" is the question that Adrie Huissoons proposes to the people that wish to have an exhibition or concert in his workshop. Adrie decides to turn open the door depending on the response he gets. Adrie is always in for a good conversation with near neighbors and strangers from afar. Sometimes he takes Ingrid Vente with him, she's a photographer and Remedial Artist, the two work closely with each other. The topics can range from Zeeland skies to Chilean strings that hit you. Charged with new energy and courage to leave you in Mee Sea.
Het Karmijn is a residential facility for Hindustani people from Surinam with intellectual disabilities. Twenty-six people do live... here. They have a large variety of activities and every Wednesday the doors are open for dinner to those living in the neighborhood.
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