IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Dear RPM Community,

After this holiday, RPM is in the middle of a reorganization process. Together, we want to build back better, and we are working on more opportunities for both refugees and our volunteers 🙂 We’ll keep you all up to date – please be patient 🙂 Looking forward to see you all again!

Love, RPM ❤️

  • Welcoming environment

Refugee Project Maastricht welcomes people from all different cultures and backgrounds. Our aims are mutual understanding, solidarity and a sharing of our cultures.

  • Lasting relationships

Refugee Project Maastricht is all about creating meaningful and lasting relationships, between new-comers, locals and students.

  • Fun activities


Refugee Project Maastricht creates personal opportunities to grow, connect and challenge each other by organising fun, easy going and educational activities.

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ONLINE ACTIVITIES

RPM is here to connect refugees to the Maastricht Community. That doesn’t stop during the Corona crisis. Learn more about our online alternatives, and visit our facebook page to get in touch.

Our goal is to connect RPM student volunteers & refugees via WhatsApp, so they can support each other: talk, hang out and take part in online activities.

Do you want to participate or help out? Let us know. Refugees can join the program via Manon at COA/AZC; buddies can sign up by contacting Nathalie (RPM Captain) via RPM Slack or email: nathalie.ummels@maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

To join the event, click here.

We’re running online English classes where we pair refugees with volunteers to learn English on their own schedules. We tailor the classes to the needs of the students: some want to speak, others want to improve their grammar or writing – whatever is needed, we do our best to adapt. If you want to volunteer or learn English please email language@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl

 

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For the music activities no prior knowledge is needed. The events will focus on children; however, parents and their whole families are welcomed too. We try to have some diverse programme and thereby start with weekly short music classes, where through clapping games, easy songs and music activities, we will create lots of fun together. We will later extend the music activities to special events as for example showing and explaining the cup song in a video. Connecting to music increases thought patterns and furthermore, has some positive impacts on your soul. Give it a try and let’s have fun together.

Tuesdays from 15:00 – 15:15​

 

To join the event, click here.

Are you confused about how to write your CV? Do you want to know the best style of CV in the Netherlands? Are you not sure what employers look for? Do you want personal advice and feedback on your CV? If so, RPM is starting a series of CV workshops that do all of these things. The workshops have been designed in collaboration with several professionals, with the needs of refugees in mind. They will include tips on style, content, and different formats. We have created three workshops to give you all of the information you need to give your CV a professional edge. The workshops should be taken together, as each workshop gives different information. After the second workshop, each participant is paired with a ‘CV buddy’ in the language that they want (Dutch or English) who will look at their CV with them, give them tips for their CV, and correct any language orgrammar mistakes. The workshops will include a 60 minute presentation, and 30 minutes for questions and answers. The workshops will be in English, but you can sign up to get CV helpfrom a Dutch-speaking volunteer after the second workshop.

To join the event, click here.

Music, meditation, sport and laughter are languages that everyone can understand. We want to create fun activities for kids and their families through singing songs, playing games and doing some easy exercises together on Facebook!

Muziek, meditatie, sport en gezelligheid zijn talen die iedereen spreekt en begrijpt. Wij willen leuke activiteiten opzetten voor kinderen en hun families. Samen gaan we liedjes zingen, spelletjes spelen en sommige (makkelijke) oefeningen doen via Facebook. We hebben er zin in!

Samen met je kind een moment van tijd en aandacht voor elkaar, lekker bewegen, plezier maken en ontspannen! Dát is ouder & kind yoga.
Elke les vertel ik een kort verhaaltje waarop de oefeningen daarna worden afgestemd. De ouder & kind yogalessen zijn voor kinderen van circa 4-10 jaar. Tijdens de lessen wordt er samen gespeeld en ontspannen, waarbij ouder en kind zich op elkaar concentreren, en de meeste houdingen worden samen uitgevoerd. Dit is leuk, speels en soms uitdagend. Je werkt samen aan balans, uithoudingsvermogen, kracht en souplesse. Ook massage en concentratie- en ademhalingsoefeningen komen aan bod. Uiteraard eindigen we met een heerlijke ontspanningsoefening.

Klik hier om deel te nemen aan het evenement.

 

Learn Dutch without going out of your room! Refugee Project Maastricht offers the opportunity to learn Dutch. Every Monday is the Dutch language café, where we get to know the Dutch language in an informal, relaxed way. For example, we play games, do simulations and discuss topics whilst speaking Dutch.
Link to the Zoom meeting will be uploaded later!

 

To join the event, click here.

New week, new challenge! Exercise while staying home and share the results!

 

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Every Wednesday, there is a Dutch lesson, which aims to teach people how to read, write and use the Dutch language. So feel welcome and enjoy the Dutch ‘gezelligheid’.

 

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Creative weekly event for women with a different topic every week, e.g. nature, tradition, culture, food. We will do all kinds of crafts, such as crocheting, home decoration, creating textile pieces and painting. It is a safe place where everyone can learn, connect, chat, have fun and most importantly – get creative!

 

To join the event, click here.

Even though we might be practicing social distancing, we want to stay connected virtually. Therefore, we are organizing fun weekly challenges in which we encourage you to participate. Join our Facebook Group (which is called RPM ft. AZC Digital Connection) and send us your videos, photos etc.

 

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CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

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My name Saeed. I am from Iran. This month is RPM’s fifth anniversary. I would like to introduce you to the celebrations of another culture

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Contribute to our RPM blog

Do you like to write? We would love to have your contributions for our RPM-blog! This month, we have 2 themes: ‘Connection’ and ‘Tradition’. Especially in this time of the Ramadan, this is relevant… You can check out the ‘blog’ section on our website for examples. 

·        You can write in: English, Dutch, Farsi, Arabic
·        Word count: Prose 180-1600 words, poetry 20-800 words
·        Photographs, drawings or other visuals are also greatly appreciated!

Please send your contribution to communications@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl

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past events (currently discontinued)

Unfortunately, all events below are discontinued until (at least) the 20th of June, due to the current crisis.

GET INVOLVED!

Do you want to become part of the RPM family and contribute in a meaningful way to our society?