Night of the Refugee walk
Becoming a future change maker is not something that can be taught by only reading literature. At Global Project and Change Management we encourage our students to identify the topics they are passionate about, express their thoughts, and turn their ideas into action!
One of these actions is the participation of the GPCM students in the Nacht van de Vluchteling (Night of the Refugee) walk on the 18th of June 2022. The Night of the Refugee is an event organized to raise funding for emergency aid for refugees across the world. Participants raise funding to participate in the 20km or 40km walk in one of six cities in the Netherlands. Together with others you walk in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their residence and find shelter elsewhere.
In 2021, from the money raised 5,600 displaced people in Kabul received a monthly cash aid. The donations were also used on food and medicine, or shelter. In Burkina Faso, where since 2021 there has been an increase in terrorist attacks, Stichting Vluchteling are working to reduce the mortality rate by ensuring free access to health care and nutrition for refugees and the local population. In the state of Táchira, Venezuela, where Stichting Vluchteling is also helping, they are improving the capacity of the health system in rural areas affected by the border crisis with Colombia as well as in the Sinjar mountains in Iraq, where they provide medical assistance by means of a mobile clinic.
Our GPCM students have committed to walk 20km in Rotterdam. They as a class feel responsible for the well-being of every disadvantaged person on this planet and want to make a change.
Interested how the students experienced the Night of the Refugee? Check them out on Instagram @hz_globalprojectandchangemgmt