Since March 6th, the Ondernemerschap project has been in full swing! The project hosts two classes of new entrepreneurs: one in English, formed by 11 students, and another class in Dutch, with 9 students enrolled. In total, 20 participants meet every week to learn how to formaly start their own business in the Netherlands. .
This is the second cycle of the project this year, and for the first time, it has been held in English and Dutch versions. The Engish orientation, which started in the beginning of March is ending in this May 11th while the class in Dutch is just at the beginning, with 9 weeks to go. The sessions consist of specialized training on understanding the bureaucratic system, financial and administrative management for business, in addition to individual mentoring that results in a practical business plan.
The Ondernemerschap project is greatly appreciated by students as they see it as an important ally in the integration process. “With the experience of trainers that come to teach us, I learned a lot of things that I’m using now. It’s very important to understand the system here, that’s why I recommend it to my friends”, says Moueen Alborsh, a Palestinian participant from the first cycle.
Through this project, we believe that newcomers can gain financial independence, grow ideas, and build social networks that help with social inclusion.
All the meetings take place at Ru Paré, Chris Lebeaustraat 4 1062 DC Amsterdam. If you are interested in the project, you can contact us at +31 6 85296828.