Violent discipline is not a solution for children misbehavior

According to Unicef reports, more than 2 in 3 children are subjected to violent discipline at home in the majority of countries around the world. In the Sub-Saharan region, 81 percent of the children from 1 to 14 years old have experienced some kind of violent discipline, including psychological aggression and physical punishment in the…

A piece of Syria: fragments of life in Za’atari refugee camp

As part of Yalla’s mission of integrating refugees into Dutch society, and strengthening their bonds, we are publishing a series of articles showing both the refugees’ view on Dutch society and also refugees’ life from a Dutch perspective. In the first article, Rami Hilamia described his journey and how he built his new life in…

What you can do to help fighting the Corona virus

Search for reliable sources A lot of information has been circulating on the Internet about the new Corona virus. By this time you have already read many articles on symptoms, number of cases, countries affected and so on. It is important that you rely only on trustworthy sources such as: 1. The Dutch Centre of…

Fun indoor activities for the next three weeks in the Netherlands

Fun indoor activities for the next three weeks Now in the Netherlands, it is official: until the 6th of April we should stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, keeping us and the whole community safe. I know that this is not an easy task, specially when you have children, but don’t worry…

Don’t stay home! Build a good network and fight

Rami Hilamia is a young entrepreneur from Syria about to start his new business in Arnhem. He arrived in Nijmegen in September 2015 brought by the desire to build a better life for him, his wife and their little daughter. After four and a half years living in the Netherlands,  Rami tell us how it…

Renée Frissen genomineerd voor Amsterdammer van het Jaar!

directeur van Open Embassy Renée Frissen is genomineerd voor Amsterdammer van het Jaar! Daar zijn we natuurlijk enorm trots op. Voor de mensen buiten de hoofdstad: al jaren worden Amsterdammers gekozen voor deze titel, en die is een erkenning voor de bijdrage aan het samenleven in de stad. Ondernemers, mensenredders, actievoerders, zorgverleners, het is een…