After an amazing week in October 2018 in London, we were delighted to welcome our guests from Hackney CVS on February 16th 2019 in Amsterdam Southeast for a week filled of creating, exploring, discovering and more!
It was great to see that the connection and good chemistry between the groups was still there!
As planned, the participants showed the guests around Amsterdam Southeast and also organized energizers for the group.
We went from getting educated by ‘CONNECT’ about soft drugs and recognizing a possible addiction, to ‘Expressing Yourself’ through art/dance/theater and creating beautiful graffiti after a very interesting presentation about the history of Graffiti by Mick La Rock.
At ‘OSCAM’ Ricard Soesanna had informative talks with our participants about talent, fashion and creative entrepreneurship in Amsterdam Southeast.
Our visit to the ‘Bijlmerpark Theater’ and the good and deep conversations about the African diaspora with Kodjo from ‘UNTOLD’ were also considered as a highlight of the week.
Jerry Afriyie talked about Dutch racism, the history of black Pete, the emotions around the event Sinterklaas and how youth should empower themselves. After Jerry’s presentation there were some interesting discussions about the topics!
We visited the beautiful Concert Building in Amsterdam for an interesting and educational presentation by Orville Breeveld. Orville also gave some very useful entrepreneurship-tips while talking to our participants. After the presentation we got a fascinating backstage tour of the whole Concert building.
We want to give a big THANK YOU to the group leaders from both cities: Deji, Beth, Jaydane and Charlotte from Projectpartner Hackney CVS London and Judith from Anansi-swazoom & Nikita from Bonte Kraai-swazoom Amsterdam!
Also a huge THANK YOU to all the participants of this project!
Project RECONNECT AND REDISCOVER would not have been possible without your input and love! Until the next time!
Read more about this project on our page: RECONNECT AND REDISCOVER 2018-2019.
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