We invite you for a personal meeting with unique persons: a refugee, a veteran, a violin builder, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You pick the meeting, we make sure that you’re expected. In Rotterdam we can create custom programs tailored to your wishes, also for larger companies. Contact us!
99 HOSTS - 9 CITIES - 122 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)
We will create a program for you with three personal meetings that you’ll never forget. Het Oude Westen, Middelland and Het Nieuwe... Westen are districts of great diversity. Hosts will welcome you in their homes, houses of worship and workshops.
Former world champion Khalid Chennouf teaches kids form the hood to box, but moreover he teaches them self control. Change into a ...set of sporting clothes and you can start a training with them! For Khalid respect for each other and hard work are the key objectives. Together with the young people from the neighborhood you work out for an hour with boxing gloves and pads. Everyone can participate at their own pace and Khalid is there to instruct you.
Rotterdamsche Confituur is a social enterprise where delicious jams are made in the Afrikaander district. Young people with a disa...bility and with a distance to the labor market are working with us. Our aim is to put a traditional product on the market with the help of a vulnerable group. The jam is made according to traditional methods with organic ingredients if possible and without artificial additives. By offering these young people a job, we give them the ability to learn different skills. They learn the different business processes and are encouraged to work together in a business environment. We work together with schools and volunteers from the neighborhood.
Mr. van Houten is a carpentry shop where people work with intellectual disabilities or psychiatric problems. Under supervision the...y learn how to make furniture and how to restyle old furniture. The products they've made are sold in the store. They also can make furniture on demand and custommade. Mr. van Houten is part of Pameijer.
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.
Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 voluntee...rs are actively providing more than 35,000 households each week with a food package. Rotterdam has its own Food Bank and Distribution Center. The Distribution Center is responsible for the delivery of food products both within Rotterdam and for the local food banks in the region. About 200 volunteers,ensure that around 2000 families in Rotterdam are provided with a food package. Without sponsorship, the Food Bank can not exist. Sponsorship may take the form of a financial contribution for operating costs or in the form of long-lasting food products such as rice and pasta.
All senses are been taken care of at City Art Rotterdam. Watching the images with an explanation from Chris, listening to a concer...t of classical or jazz music, performed by professional musicians, and enjoying the Surinam / Hindustan cuisine. In the building of City Art Rotterdam Chris and Hannie have realized many cultural events. Avant garde art, major solo exhibitions by local and international artists, dance, theater, film and concerts. Chris and Hannie have put a lot of effort in making City Art Rotterdam a "Podium for picture and sound." Chris and Hannie have a long relationship with City Safari and fit perfectly into the vision of City Safari. Many interesting pitches in a city are often hidden or hard to find. They like to work with City Safari because the visitors always show all their curiousity and interest.
You will hear all about the habits and customs in the mosque and of course you can ask everything you want to know, as long as you... put your questions with respect. Your curiosity is very much appreciated!
A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotterdam architecture and a nice A Fotosafari is a mix of street photography, Rotter...dam architecture and a nice walk, accompanied by a photographer. The area around the Blaak is the most diverse place in Rotterdam. You'll walk by the Maas, the Markthal, the Oude Haven and the Library during the photo safari. In fact, during the photo shoot you will discover the most beautiful places in Rotterdam to make pictures of. From mobile to SLR, every camera can be used. You'll go home with a nice souvenir: two prints of your most beautiful pictures.
Many Moroccan men came to the Netherlands illegally in the early seventies. After years of hard work, they had their families join... them in Holland because life here is better than there. Sit down on the couch in the lounge, enjoy a cup of tea and satisfy your curiosity
Sam fled Iraq in 1996. He's been living in Rotterdam for several years now. Meanwhile he graduated and he's working in the IT sect...or. Take a seat on the couch and feel free to talk about everything you want and are curious about.
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.
In Hare Krishna meditation mantras are used: it’s about transcendental sound vibrations who cause strong spiritual transformations.... Mantra is a Sanskrit word which literally means' prayer that frees the mind". Mantras are used for thousands of years by seers and saints to reach deep levels of meditation and realization. A workshop of an hour to get acquainted with mantra meditation. After the explanation follows a joint meditation. The Krishna movement is a movement within Hinduism. Krishna is the central. Passing on the love of God is the highest goal. You just enjoy the experience and ask any questions you want, just not during your meditation.
The pastoraat in the New West is working with people from the neighborhood to improve the neighborhood. Katinka and her collegues ...work with women (Women's House Rosa), children and lonely elderly people. The pastoraat is in his unorthodox approach still a church. Reverend Katinka Broos will tell you about her work, you'll visit an activity or taking a walk through a neighborhood full of stories.
There are about twenty people employed by ‘Atelier Miss Janssen’. They all are mentally challenged or have a psychiatric disorder.... Twenty people with their own talent and their own personal style. Together with a designer and an artist they create unique products to be sold in the store in the front.