21-01-2021 The education committee of Connecting Hands organized its first event of the year, the CV Workshop. Connecting Hands realized that a CV Workshop would be very useful given the situation of uncertainty in the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was conducted online and Connecting Hands would like to thank the Integrand UT for conducting the session. We are also very happy that we had active participation from AZC Almelo, Hengelo, and students of UT. We are looking forward to seeing you all at an upcoming event.
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December 2020 The holiday cookie contest was organized by the women committee. All our participants received cookie decoration packages to decorate their wonderful home-baked cookies. They also shared pictures of their yummy home-baked cookies. We were overjoyed to see their lovely cookies and also hope they enjoyed their Christmas cookies with loved ones.
November 2020 The lockdown may have restricted us from going out, but it cannot restrict us from portraying our talents, right? The culture committee of Connecting Hands organized this wonderful talentshow and we were overwhelmed to see all the wonderful entries from all the participants. Both students and refugees actively took part and made it a huge success!
April 2020 What is better than having a penpal during the lockdown with whom you can share your thoughts? The women committee says nothing can beat it and therefore the penpal activity was organized. The residents of AZC Almelo made some good friends with students from UT with the penpal activity. They exchanged some good thoughts and found their pen buddies during the lockdown. We hope they continue to be pen pals and see you in our next activity.
16-01-2020 On the 16th of January, Connecting Hands got to explore modern dance! We improvised to create our own movements and honest communication was had through using the body instead of words. It was an amazing experience in which we got to experience a beautiful connection with each other!
18-12-2019 On Wednesday the 18th of December 2019, the BMS Lab of the UT opened its doors for Connecting Hands. We were guided through the research they do and the facilities they have. With a group of 25 students and refugees we got insights into the work happening in the lab and we all learned something new. We even got to try virtual reality and other high-tech electronics! With our jumbled minds we said goodbye and, as per tradition, took a group photo!
19-11-2019 Tuesday the 19th of November it was time for the annual ice skating event! Refugees from both Azelo and Almelo were eager to make their first steps on the ice. A lot of students were there to teach them the ins and outs of the ice skating, although some of them couldn’t skate themselves either! A total of 83 people joined us at the ice rink. 57 refugees were present, of whom most people skated and some formed an enthusiastic crowd. It was a great success! See you next year! ...
29-10-2019 It was a sunny Tuesday afternoon when the Heracles bus visited the beautiful campus. A bus full of excited refugees from the AZC Azelo, ready for a Lacrosse training together with the students. We even had a mother with a little baby to cheer for the sportsmen. The trainers from Phoenix Lacrosse tried to teach us the ins and outs of the beautiful sport Lacrosse. After this training, we got the opportunity to show what we learned during a little match. We finished the sporty gathering with a football game. ...
12-06-2019 On the 12th of June, Connecting Hands organized a volleyball tournament. Due to bad weather, we had to move to an inside location at the last second, but that didn’t spoil the fun. This sportive afternoon was followed up by a pizza night, where all rivalry was transformed into friendship!
25-04-2019 On a sunny Thursday afternoon, thanks to the beautiful weather, a visit to the Rijksmuseum Twenthe was organized. In an hour and a half visit, 25 participants learned all about the history of Enschede and Twente, which was once considered one of the richest regions in the Netherlands. It was also learned how textile industries of Twente became the largest in the Netherlandsand with these riches, the influential people from Twente collected eminent art works and exhibited them in the Rijksmuseum Twente. THE RIJKSMUSEUM TWENTHE The rich and influential Van Heek family owned various textile companies during the 19th and ...