Follow-up activities

Tuesday November 29: The Mobile Educator Terugkomdag

The program of the Terugkomdag takes place in the afternoon and is open for all participants of the TME training, volunteers, donors and all other people interested in TME.

If you would like to participate, please click here to fill in our application form.

During the meeting, participants of the second TME training will be rewarded with their TME Certificate by Mrs. Andrée van Es, Chairperson of the National UNESCO Commission.


Program of the Terugkomdag

(The program will be in English and Dutch language)

14:00 Opening speech, by Reem Aladab.

14:15 Introduction to The Mobile Educator, by Marc van den Muijzenberg, chairman of The Mobile Educator Foundation

14:30 Presentation about education in Syria, by Ayman Kanon and Manal Hamed

15:00 Musical break by a Syrian colleagues playing the Oud

15:10 ‘Professional Pathways’: a number of very short presentations about TME follow up activities of participants (for an example, click here.)

15:40 A short speech by mrs. Andrée van Es, Chairperson of the Dutch National UNESCO Commission, followed by the Certificate Awarding Ceremony

16:00 Informal gathering and drinks.


Teaching amv’s (unaccompanied minor refugees)

In May and June 2016, two participants assisted at the Odevaer College in The Hague, a (temporary) school for about 80 unaccompanied minor refugees aged between 15-18 years from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan etc. The school started at the beginning of 2016 and hopes to continue in September.
The school sent this reaction to TME about the Syrian teachers:

Terrific – that’s how I would describe Sahar and Manal’s assistance at our school over the past few weeks. The proof: the smiles from both the refugee teenagers and Dutch teachers who have benefited from their help. For example, a shy and introvert pupil who has attended our school for more than 4 months and who had not been able to retain a word of Dutch, appears happy for the first time since he has been at our school.
The reason: the Syrian teachers’ ability to analyse and understand the needs of this boy, explaining and pointing out similarities between Arabic and Dutch, and creating a bridge for the boy between the two languages. They have truly helped our learners in a way we haven’t succeeded in 4 months. Our Dutch teachers are extremely thankful for Sahar and Manal’s support.


Internships at schools

Some former participants  did an internship at primary and secondary schools in Leiden and The Hague.


Column Didactief Online

Maisaa Almohamad wrote a column for Didactief Online.


Interview on Remembrance Day

20160504-Abou bij herdenking HillegomTME participant Abou talked about his experiences in Syria and as a refugee inHillegom  on 4 May 2016 (Dutch Remembrance Day).