On Saturday we have visited the Rijswijk refugee camp, on their Open Day to get to know their residents and invite them for our UID activities!
Rijswijk is a temporary shelter which will be possibly in use for the next 3 to 5 years and can accommodate up to 500 residents!
Residents in the camp can cook, do grocery shopping, use the Open Learning Centre (OLc) facilities and and they are assisted by VluchtelingenWerk Nederland. Children who are residing in the camp have access to education, too!
Our volunteers has noted that the place is in great condition thanks to the Dutch government and activities are organised for refugees who live there.
We had an amazing time there, learnt a lot about the refugee facilities, made new connections and danced with our new Eritrean friends!