This Valentine's Day we would like to highlight the connections we make, the friendships we build and the communities we learn to belong to. It is, after all, the international day of friendship.
A few months ago, NewBees matched Anna Eordekian to the 'Cultuur en Activiteiten Centrum de Bovenkruier' in Zaandam. Last week we handed out a certificate to Anna. The last couple of months, Anna volunteered at the community center and contributed to the center and the community by bartending, cleaning, and cooking. She even learned to prepare some typical Dutch dishes like "erwtensoep" and "spruitjes".
Meanwhile, she learned her first Dutch words and met a lot of new people. Mariëtte Klaren (de Bovenkruier): "Above all, Anna is a very friendly and helpful young lady, committed to other people's wellbeing. She is very eager to learn and she will be missed!"
Next week, Anna will start with an intensive language course at the University of Amsterdam. We wish her all the best and hope to work together again in the future!