Yalla Foundation launches the writing project Opus

On Saturday, 30th of January, Yalla Foundation kicked off its new project, Opus, whose main goal is building up communities using the writing passion as a bridge to connect students, newcomers and refugees. The project comprises ten meetings, of two hours, where the participants discuss relevant social themes and come up with texts that represent their vision on a certain topic.

“What is home for you?” was the theme of the first session, which brought up deep feelings and connections established between the participants and Nijmegen. The different nationalities and experiences of the group contributed to a diverse understanding of the city, with special focus on its inclusiveness, cultural diversity and relationship with nature.

The meetings take place once a month, on Saturdays, from 13:00 to 15:00. Due to Corona-virus pandemic, the meetings are currently online, through Zoom platform. If you are interested, please join us any time! You can find more information and the register form at https://welcometonijmegen.nl/en/project-opus/. Do you have questions? Please do not hesitate to send us an email! mara@yallafoundation.nl or denise@yallafoundation.nl

Below you can check the schedule for the next meetings of Opus. We hope to see you there!

  • 27th February – Identity & Diversity
  • 27th March – Stereotypes & Discrimination
  • 24th April – Human Rights
  • 22nd May – Women & Men
  • 19th June – Relationships
  • 11th September – Student & Work-life
  • 16th October – Culinary Culture
  • 13th November – Participant’s Theme
  • 27th November – Exhibition

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