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Change Maker stories

Whether they are a nurse turned indigenous rights defender from Nicaragua, a group of friends setting up a maker’s space for refugees in Greece, or designers from Eindhoven using their creativity and skill to assist human rights defenders, these people are leading change in their communities and worldwide.

These are the stories of Change Makers, people around the world making a change for a fairer, more just world, for everyone, everywhere. Read, be inspired, and join the movement for change!

Because we believe that anyone can be a Change Maker.  

Sarah, "The Netherlands is my hero."

The impact of Samen Hier

Manju and Sanjana, building a network of belonging for students with and without a refugee background

Help newcomer students

Liesbeth, advocating a community response to refugees' needs

Helping newcomers in your city

Evelien, advocating a self starting society that proactively welcomes refugees

Contribute to a welcoming society

Mohamed, helping refugees overcome the obstacles he once faced as a newcomer

Support newcomers in your city

Elleke, working together on a new future for refugees in The Hague

Support newcomers in your city

Myrna, matching supply and demand between volunteers and refugees in Haarlem

Support integration in your community

Juan, opening a studio to 'new' Rotterdammers

Discover what refugees have to offer

Hooman, a social entrepreneur integrating Dutch people to newcomers

Discover what refugees have to offer