In the beginning of 2018 The Walt Disney Company started to support us. With their Christmas donation we organized a movie night for 120 child refugees in their own refugee camp. We also organized a workshop tour in shelters and refugee camps during the school holiday this February. At the moment we discuss the possibilities to develop a program to give traumatized children an ultimate escape out of their heads into the world of Disney.
Thanks to our collaboration with non-profit organization Stichting Het Vergeten Kind we have been able to progress by giving more than 500 dance, basketball and rap workshops in the past few years. Most of the teenagers we reach out to are growing up without a home and frequently without parents. Our coaches will do anything to boost their confidence to get them back on track.
For the upcoming holidays 2018/2019 we are looking for financial support so we can continue with our workshop tours in refugee camps and shelters. If you see any opportunities please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Intensive training program
Thanks to Nike Community Impact Fund we started this summer a new project in Kraaiennest, a neighborhood in Amsterdam Southeast. More details will be revealed soon.
In the summer of 2015 we launched a similar project in Rotterdam-Zuid, an area known for its low-income households and high crime rate. We selected teenagers with the help of local youth workers, teachers, social workers, care centers, the food bank, cultural organizations and sports coaches. Our goal was reaching out to teenagers without an opportunity to take part in a fun and uplifting activity during their summer vacation. We had room for 100 participants; in the end 89 teenagers took part.
The teenagers gave our program an average mark of 8.5 out of 10. They remarked that our program consisted of activities which they enjoyed doing and they appreciated the personal approach of our coaches and the way they were accepted and motivated by everyone. An added bonus was the fact that the project enabled them to make new friends. One of the highlights for the participating teenagers were the rapworkshops they got from Winne and Broederliefde, famous artists in the Dutch rap scene.