Science is a serious matter but it also involves fun. The best part is that we, as citizens, can work side by side with researchers. And do our bit to make a difference on behalf of our world. For example, catching plastic while sailing in the canals.Read More »Citizen and Science: Sailing Canals Catching Plastic
Part 5 of a series Each week in the coming months, our blog team will share an interview with the coordinators of the various departments… Read More »Meet Delft MaMa’s Playgroup Coordinator
Meet Sowmya! Part 4 of a Series Each week in the coming months, our blog team will share an interview with the coordinators of the… Read More »Meet Delft MaMa’s Outreach and Partnership Coordinator
If you’re reading this, chances are you do not need English language instruction, but maybe you have a friend or family member in need of… Read More »English Language Learning in the Delft Area
Get to know the women behind Delft MaMa as they share their stories of how they discovered this supportive community and started helping others.
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Zsofia Patil, the founder of Language Corner Delft, a language school offering bespoke private and small group lessons. Besides managing her own business, Zsofia volunteers as an English teacher, providing refugees in Delft with language skills which could improve their lives.
by Delft MaMa Outreach Coordinator Maria Steenhuizen and Chairwoman Meredith Mull Aggarwal Why sponsor or partner with Delft MaMa? For the past 12 years,… Read More »The advantages of partnering with Delft MaMa
Welcome to our now annual Out with the old, in with the new blog post as we say goodbye to 2019. We asked Delft MaMa Chairwoman Meredith Mull Aggarwal to share an informal review of what we’ve done this year. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy a review of the year behind us before we look ahead in the year to come.
Increasing numbers of refugees entering the EU has sparked debates about helping them to successfully resettle into their new communities. Last year, Delft Mama Julia Candy interviewed some refugee families about their integration and how other Mamas could help on a more individual basis. Join us as Delft Mama Hagar Taha provides an overview of some organizations that serve refugees. She also shares an interview with the head of one such organization, Unity in Diversity.
Agashnee Bodos stepped in as coordinator of Delft MaMa’s revamped SLiDe programme earlier this year. SLiDe, short for “Soft Landing in Delft”, was originally designed to provide mentorship for newcomers to Delft in order to ease their transition. We’ve asked Agashnee to explain a bit about the revamped programme, what she expects to see in the future, and how you can help.
At the moment Agashnee is on maternity leave with her first child. We wish her all the best, and look forward to her return later in the year.
In May, Meredith Mull Aggarwal replaced Marie Kummerlowe as the new Delft MaMa Chairwoman. Delft MaMa has made many changes in the past few years as it takes on more activities serving the expat community in Delft. What does it take to steer the DMM ship? Lynette Croxford sat down with both women to talk about their experiences “behind the wheel”. You can also see Marie’s recap of 2018 here. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring. I wish the best of luck for both women in their roles!
On April 18, 2016, Tarja van Veldhoven and Agnès Battlori Benet posted the very first post of the Delft MaMa blog. This April we’re celebrating the blog’s 3rd blogiversary!
I talked with some of our past editors about their experiences working with the blog and if they wanted to share some memorable posts for your reading pleasure. As I tried to map a timeline of people who helped run the blog, I quickly realized that while Tarja and later Marie were major coordinators of the blog, there were MANY contributors that helped keep the blog running smoothly. While I haven’t been able to track you all down, know that we appreciate you! Happy reading…