In the days before Christmas, we would like to share the beautiful story of our NewBee volunteer Abdul. He was the first 'statushouder' we matched to a local NGO in Zaandam.
Back in Syria, Abdul used to work at his fathers' chicken farm. Now, he has been working at the Fronik Buurtboerderij for three months.
Abdul: "I feel at home here, it feels like I am back on the farm with my family. I like the work and it's good to practice my Dutch language. Also, I am happy I can give something back to Holland."
Roel, inseparable from the farm, is also happy to have Abdul: "It's going really well, Abdul is enthusiastic and eager to learn. This past month we taught him the traditional Dutch 'tiling', for example".
This is a great amazing example of NewBees at work, so we really wanted to share it.
In 2017, we'll continue with our work and hopefully we will make a lot of new successful matches like this one.