Reducing the digital inclusion gap in Amsterdam

Understanding letters with Google Translate App 📱

On the 10th of May I participated in a second language class in Amersfoort. The topic of today’s class was ‘te laat!’ and after a short introduction of the lesson I had the opportunity to speak with the people individually. While the rest of the participants were doing their weekly assignments I had the opportunity …

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The first UI test session

app

Last Tuesday it was time for the first UI test session of the application being developed to supply valuable information to the homeless. Based on the information being gathered so far three possible UI design for the homepage were developed. These were shown to a group of homeless people at Saint Egidio in Amsterdam during …

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Language class ‘Koningsdag’

Today I participated in a Dutch language class for NT2-people about Koningsdag. Mariëlle van Rooij invited me to join the class in Amersfoort. Participants from all over the world attended the class. There were people from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Gambia and Ethiopia who are learning Dutch. The people that were attending the class are not …

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Taal Doet Meer

Thursday the 14th of April I had a meeting with Mariëlle van Rooij in the central library of Utrecht. Mariëlle is a language consultant of Taal Doet Meer (https://www.taaldoetmeer.nl/wat-doen-we/externe-trainingen/). Taal Doet Meer, with around 900 volunteers per year, ensures that non-native speakers of Utrecht can participate in Utrecht society. Learning the Dutch language is a …

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Helping at Sant’Egidio

Sant'Egidio Amsterdam where the food is served

On Tuesday the 23th of January Bandro and I went to Sant’Egidio at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam. Sant’Egidio is a global Christian community that is engaged in various charity work. Every Tuesday a group of volunteers serves a three-course meal to homeless people, very poor people, refugees and others. In principle, anyone can join without identifying …

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