About Stichting HavenstraatSince November 2015, we have been organizing a Harbor Dinner every Monday (except during the summer holidays and the corona stop) for 80 refugees and 25 Amsterdammers, i.e. guests of the donor of the evening or secondary school students. The students first go on an excursion to the AZC. The 200th dinner will be coming soon!
These are wonderful evenings where refugees and Amsterdammers meet in an informal environment. With non-alcoholic drinks, Middle Eastern dishes and a children's program. After dinner, the refugees dance their Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan, Kurdish or Eritrean dances. Some Amsterdammers participate enthusiastically. Those passes are quite tricky!
For the Amsterdammers, the refugees turn from numbers to people in one evening. Prejudice evaporate, contacts are made.
At the end of the evening everyone goes home satisfied, cheerful, enriched and a little more integrated.
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