Connecting Hands

Bringing society, refugees and students together.

Upcoming Activities

YOUTH PICNIC

Our first activity organized by the residents committee Hengelo is a special edition picnic 😋 This picnic is organized for the youth at the AZC ages 12-17. So would you like to share your thought ...

GROW YOUR OWN PLANT

For the world environment day 2021, the education committee of Connecting Hands presents: Grow your own plant! Sign up using the link to get your free gardening supplies. https://forms.gle/azNjDjqYN3ttuTuX6

THE HISTORY

Connecting Hands started in 2015 after a think tank organized by the Student Union of the University of Twente. Employees of the university decided to raise money after protests by local residents on the planned building of an AZC (refugee center) in Enschede. With the raised money, students could organize activities for refugees in a neighboring AZC.

THE PRESENT

In the present, Connecting Hands aims to create a platform for refugees, asylum seekers, students, and Dutch society. The refugee center AZC Azelo has been closed and its residents moved to AZC Almelo, however, we still collaborate with them and AZC Hengelo. By teaming up with these and other organizations in Enschede and neighboring cities, we will continue to host events that promote integration and help our participants to improve both social and hard skills.

OUR MISSION

Our aim is to help out refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world to fit into their new life, integrate into their new social environment and to accomplish their goals. We believe in building a better society with equal opportunities.

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3 days ago

Connecting Hands at the UT
Our first activity organized by the residents committee Hengelo is a special edition picnic 😋 Because this picnic is organized for the youth at the AZC ages 12-17. So would you like to share your thought on studying at the UT or Saxion, hear about how it is in a refugee camp as a teenager or just have some fun? Then sign up before the 18th of June. You can bring your own food if you want, however food and drinks will also be provided by us.There are limited places so be quick!The sign up link can be found in our bio or here:Linktr.ee/connectinghandsutYou can also scan the QR code ... See MoreSee Less
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For the world environment day 2021, the education committee of Connecting Hands presents Grow your own plant event. Sign up using the link to get your free gardening suppliestinyurl.com/chplantingevent ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Connecting Hands at the UT
With good food, wheather and great company the Dutch pub quiz was a great succes 🇳🇱 Thank you everyone for participating 🙌🏼 Congrats to team 2 for winning the quiz. Sadly, team Pink flower ended second🌸 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Connecting Hands at the UT
Have you signed up already? The event will take place at bar Update and only limited places are available. Make sure to sign up before 04-06-21 via linktr.ee/connectinghandsut or the QR code. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know everything about the Dutch culture? Or are you still learning about it? Join the women only Pub quiz about the Dutch culture 🇳🇱 You can sign up via the QR code or this link linktr.ee/Connectinghandsut There is limited place so be quick!The teams will be formed by us to create interaction between refugees and students 🙂The event will hopefully be a physical event within the Corona regulations. Further information will be provided later. ... See MoreSee Less
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