WHAT WE DO
How do you do that, flourishing together?
Actually quite simple. We connect an old ‘Assenaar’ with a new ‘Assenaar’ and let them hang out together. Eat together, go to Kingsday, experiencing ‘bevrijdingsfestival’, go to a museum, play games, visit each others birthday. Simple things which neighbours, friends and acquaintances do together as wel. Or, as one old ‘Assenaar’ puts it: ‘I do things that I like, but than with someone else’
Out of this relationship new ‘Assenaren’ learn to make plans for their future. ‘What is my dream?’, ‘Where will I stand in three years from now?’ and ‘What is needed for that on the short term?’. Is it: learning dutch? Or learning to ride a bicycle so I can go to the library on my own to study? Maybe it is working as a volunteer with elderly people which forces me to speak dutch? In this way, buddy’s work step by step to more involvement in society and each others life.