Getting to Know…

Status holders: a new start in Breda!

Get to know Breda! Imagine just arriving in a new country, in a new city, and in a new neighbourhood. Where do you start with getting acquainted? These status holders have attended workshops at Breda Promotions in recent weeks. In de Teruggave, they became acquainted with a number of companies that are committed to the city.

They were received at StiB informal care, Breda Actief and Mooi Werk, at the School for Photography and at Impact-Now, an importer of coffee from Rwanda. They became acquainted with local residents from different cultures, who have been living and working in Breda for some time.

Exchanging traditions, celebrations and learning local events and traditions. An example:

Birth: eating rusk with mice sprinkles and birth announcements
At coffee/tea-time: a stroopwafel and a chocolate from Oh Lala Chocolat
Parties typical of Breda: Breda Drijft, Nassaustad, the Kermis, Carnival, the Jazz Festival and the Singelloop

All in all, a wonderful collaboration between new Breda residents and Breda entrepreneurs and organisations.

Visiting the city

During the second workshop we visited the city. What surprises the new Breda residents? The beguinage were only women live, the beautiful Grote Kerk, the craftsmanship in the city and the many pubs.

The two workshops are part of the broad intake that status holders receive when they come to live in Breda. The broad intake is part of the integration process in the Netherlands. Next to language lessons from Taalideaal they get a wide range of workshops of getting acquainted with Breda and the Netherlands.

What a wonderful opportunity to welcome these people to our city!

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