Hello Vreugdenhil family members, we'd like to introduce ourselves... We are Marjan van Reeuwijk-Vreugdenhil and Marieke Knol-Vreugdenhil, and we met each other during a trip to Uganda. How extraordinary it is to discover that we both share the same last name! This journey was organized in October 2022 by Gabrielle van de Kamp, the founder of the Otuke Foundation. We'd like to share our experiences of an unforgettable and impactful journey with all of you.
The Netherlands, and in particular the Westland area, include more and more female truckers. Which is lucky, because the transport-community can really use girls who can drive. We can call female trucker Sandra a true ambassador and living business card for Renewi. This Westlandian is very enthusiastic about her work, her employer, and recommands everyone looking for a career-switch to join the transport branch.
Jaco: “the workspace of Pantar in Amsterdam is a Venlo-type greenhouse 10.000 m2 in size, used for various horticulture-related activities performed by people who struggle to access work due to various reasons, disabilities being one of them. Part of the greenhouse is being used for plant-cutting, assembly-related activities and more, often commissioned by horticultural suppliers. Another part of the greenhouse is used for the growing of juvenile plants for plant breeders. We also grow our own plants in this greenhouse.”
Coaches have few to no trips abroad due to the pandemic. “The number of requests remains low,” Zeebra Tours owner Joop Vreugdenhil sighs. “Customers think that they’ve got to test themselves for corona at every lamp post in foreign countries. But our experience says otherwise. We rarely come across any problems with our coaches, not at the borders nor in hotels.”
DELFT – Creating jobs for longtime unemployed people, the goal of the Work Innovation Award presented this year to Werkse! [loose translation: have fun at work!] by Start Foundation and Cedris in the city of Delft. The award comes with a €1 million reward. Zorghub [Carehub] is the initiative that received this year’s award, championed by Kirsten Vreugdenhil.
SOEST – pop-up museum The Discovery has won the 2021 Soest Arts Award. The Dis-covery was the initiative of Anita Vreugdenhil from Arts Centre Idea, in close cooperation with Maria Bremmer and Petra Wieman of Lyvore, Idelette Sleurink of SWOS, and Leintje Hoogen-kamp of Kunstuitleen Gooi- en Eemland.
AMSTERDAM – Marathon toppers can’t wait for the first race on natural ice: ‘they feel as if they’re in love again’. Whether there is ice or not, and the ice floor may have been ruined by a thick layer of snow, the marathon men are eager to show their tricks. We are waiting for the green light from the government, but the knives are being sharpened literally and figuratively for the first game on natural ice. Corona robbery, of course.