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February 24

Collective Pulsed Parade

Yesterday it was chaos everywhere in the PULSED area. Chaotic as in busy, excited chaotic. Students were giving final touch to the carnaval costumes or helping the users/ participants put on the costume. Yes, they needed help because one of their requirements was to play with lights and that came with some wires. Nothing scary though, just needed a careful touch. 

So, while that was going on, Zehra, one of the students, gave us a tour of their workspace and shared about their courses. Project- based courses with coaching from their coaches and no theoretical classes. Challenging but interesting. 

After a few minutes past 2 o’clock, the parade began. It was a very colorful, crazy ambience, giving the vibe of carnaval. And it was fascinating to hear each group share the concept behind their costume based on their participants’ culture, experience or wis…... Read More

February 9


Today Eva de Bruijn gave us an informative presentation on Elections in the Netherlands, mainly Municipal elections. Thanks to her, we got to understand a lot of things when it comes to municipal elections. Who are there in the City Council to what their roles are to how internationals can participate? Being internationals, it was good for us to know that when the requirements (have lived in the Netherlands for 5 years, uninterrupted, for instance) is fulfilled internationals are eligible to vote. 

Thank you, Nikita, Siaran and Yolima, for joining in today. It’s always nice to see you all. The afterwards conversation was perfect way to end the meetup.

If you also want to know about Municipal elections, here are a few links shared by Eva.

When are you allowed to vote? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO9hs5d0sBE

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February 3

Finding your way in the Netherlands

Today Fereshteh joined us and shared about her journey in the Netherlands. It was very interesting and inspiring to hear her story. She shared that the first six months were challenging. But eventually she found her way that led to creating her own company “Green Mind” (https://greenmind.info/en/) in 2016; an idea that started when her colleague at volunteering work suggested her about it. Psychologist by profession, Fereshteh has been ever since helping people find their way out of their mental turmoil.  

Of course, it wasn’t easy mainly in terms of education system here. But with IDW (https://www.idw.nl/) evaluating her master’s degree from Iran equivalent to the Dutch Masters, the path got smoother. 

And since we were curious to know more, we flooded her with questions. 😊 She cleared many things when it comes to psychological treatment in general …... Read More