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I have written before about the excellent work of Taal Doet Meer who help with language learning for non-Dutch speakers.
Their work is never ending, they are always looking for volunteers to help with their work.
Help children to a mentor!
At the moment nearly 30 children are currently at Taal Doet Meer on the waiting list for a language mentor.
Taal Doet Meer wants to link these children to a volunteer language mentor in January and calls upon Utrechters to register as a volunteer.
Then, from the new year onwards, these children can receive the help they so desperately need.
Taal Doet Meer and their volunteers ensure that new, non-native Utrecht residents can participate in the Utrecht community. Language is often an obstacle for many children in the age of 8 to 15 years. They can use good help at primary school, during the transition to high school and when doing their homework.
The message from Taal Doet Meer to Utrechters is clear:
Do not disappoint
At the moment, it is not possible to link all children who need the help of a language mentor. Taal Doet Meer does not want to disappoint the 30 children who are on the waiting list.
The mentors will need to be available for at least half a year and will, of course, receive training before they start.
Good to contribute
Voluntary work does not necessarily have to take up a lot of your time.
“As a mentor in the School’s cool project, I try to contribute to society by supporting a bridge class pupil in the transition from primary school to secondary education.This voluntary work can be easily combined with my private life and a full-time job. Those 1.5 hours a week can really help my first grade pupil. I have had a good childhood thanks to my parents and many opportunities. In this way, I want to help that other children also get the opportunities I have have been given. “
says volunteer Pieter-Paul.
So Sign Up
Potential volunteers who are interested in getting started as a language mentor can contact Taal Doet Meer at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 030-2947594.
More information about Taal Doet Meer and the various projects Taal Doet Meer offers can be found on www.taaldoetmeer.nl.