The Samen Hier Student Community: “We are part of something bigger”
Justice & Peace is currently working with a European consortium on a new Samen Hier community sponsorship variant in which the safe arrival and study of refugee students are the primary focus.
‘’I want to join for another Samen Hier year: with Abdalla as group member…”
Abdalla came to the Netherlands in December 2020. The first contact with the group was digital, through videocall. Abdalla stayed in quarantine in Friesland for the first two weeks, after which he could move to his temporary home in Rotterdam. That is where David, Ruud and Bart were ready to welcome him.
Human rights in crisis?
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Kay Hollanders embarked on a research project to find out how the pandemic has become an obstruction in the path to advance human rights and whether it has led human rights into a state of crisis.
Centre stage to: Cultural Ambassador Mogos
The cultural and social differences between the Netherlands and the countries of origin of newcomers are usually big. However, new acquaintances, friends, and colleagues can help refugees find their way in a new neighborhood or at their new job. Unfortunately, many newcomers find difficulty in building a new social network in the Netherlands. A reason for Mogos to join Samen Hier as a Cultural Ambassador.
A growing friendship
As a remedial educationalist, Rotterdam-based Sanne Vink works with children and adolescents in need of treatment and a listening ear. Her relationship with the children of Anis and Houda Abdulmajid from Syria is different. The families, both part of the Samen Hier Group ‘Together Groos’, share their family lives with each other.
Chasing their dreams, together
How Wael and Rana from Syria work towards a new future with Elleke and four other inhabitants from The Hague.
Mural of Change: The story behind the mural
What is the Mural of Change, and how did it start? What does it represent, and who is portrayed? Read this article to find out more about this new landmark in The Hague.
HRDs on COVID-19: Dinah, sharing experiences as a human rights defender in Kenya
This story is part of an interview series with former Shelter City participants on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and human rights. Read more about the situation in Kenya from women's rights defender, Dinah.
HRDs on COVID-19: Lookkate, sharing experiences as a human rights defender in Thailand
This story is part of an interview series with former Shelter City participants on the impact of COVID-19 on their work and human rights. Read more about the situation in Thailand from civil rights defender, Lookkate.