#RealLifeStories: Alaa

“Keep going and believe in yourself, it is the most important thing. You will achieve what you want, it is all about patience and insistence.” Those are the words of our former English project participant named Alaa, for anyone who has big dreams.Years after he left Aleppo, Alaa is finally going back to university. He is a Syrian newcomer in his mid- twenties who had to put his education in between brackets because of the situation in his home country. But Alaa never stopped dreaming and working towards his dreams; finally his efforts paid off! After following our English course consistently, he recently obtained the IELTS language certification that will enable him to pursue his academic ca

DUTCH BOOK CLUB (Nederlands Boekenclub)

Our book club project aims at assisting people who wish to learn Dutch language with this process. Each book club will be made up of not more than 15 participants, who will read a designated short story or novel and discuss together in Dutch language. It is designed to encourage people to read and speak the language as fast as possible. We meet every Tuesdays and Fridays from 17:30 to 19: 00. Seeing that it will be made up of people from different backgrounds, it will be an opportunity to network with people and increase social contact. Onze boekenclub project heeft als doel mensen te helpen die met dit proces de Nederlandse taal willen leren. Elke boekenclub zal niet uit meer dan 15 deelnem

#RealLifeStories: Jihan

“Don’t dream about your dreams, rather work on them. It’s not hard to reach your goals.” This is Jihan’s advice not only to refugees like her who encountered tremendous obstacles on their journey, but also to all of us. Jihan is a thirty-five years old Syrian refugee, mother of two young teenagers, who has been living in The Hague for about a year and a half. But this is far from being the complete portrait of this inspiring woman. She was also a student of our English program, and her courage and determination drove us to meet again a couple of weeks ago to get her personal story, one that carries a message of hope. Jihan has been on a journey, all in search for a stable future. The trip wa

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