Rotaract Amsterdam Nachtwacht International organized Christmas Gala in 2015 for the purpose of collecting funds for the Leefkringhuis in Amsterdam Noord – an organization that helps mothers and children who have been abused in their homes. The Gala was very well attended and more than 1,000 euro have been raised.
Since then, our club has been visiting Leefkringhuis Noord once a month and doing interesting activities with the kids. We paint together, bake cakes, visit museums, or just play games. In March, our club took 15 kids from Leefkringhuis to Nemo Science Museum in Amsterdam, which they very much appreciated.
In the future, we are planning to take kids to the theme park Efteling, since they expressed a strong wish to visit the park, and our club is doing everything in our power to make this happen for them. Furthermore, we are planning to offer English lessons for the kids’ mothers, since they are very eager to put the past behind them and go on with their lives by finding jobs that they would enjoy doing.
Most of all, we became friends with the kids from Leefkringhuis, and we are very glad that we can spend nice moments together, be part of their lives, and put a smile on their face.