Roos Ykema

Roos Ykema, oprichter van het Taalles Vluchtelingen Utrecht Team.

Roos Ykema is the winner of the student award Exceptional Extracurricular Achievements 2017.

The positive reactions of refugees and volunteers give us strength.

Roos is the initiator of the Taalles Vluchtelingen Utrecht Team (language lessons for refugees). In a Utrecht refugee center Roos successfully organizes language lessons, whilst also instructing dozens of volunteers, being the liaison for other organizations, developing the teaching materials and recruiting both volunteers and refugees. By participating in language lessons refugees can use their time in a useful and pleasant way.

Nominated for

The Taalles Vluchtelingen Utrecht Team and supervision over 40 volunteers. Goal: to offer Dutch lessons to refugees during their waiting time.

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