Call out for participation in Photo project

We’re working together with a photographer who wants to make an exhibition on how it is to live in a family location. You’ll find her call-out below. Do you live in a family location and are you interested in participating in this project? Send us a message on facebook or email to geenkindaandekant@gmail.com!

Call-out

My name is Anna Charalampidi and I’m a fourth-year photography student in the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

There are a lot of things in this world that I don’t understand.

A lot of things that can’t be true.

Like war.

I’m not hoping for a miracle or that the world will change from one day to another. At the same time, I just can’t close my eyes and pretend that everything is alright.

I can’t accept that in the Netherlands, a civilized and multicultural country, kids are being deported in their countries that are at war.

I can’t accept that a family that has found shelter after being rescued from the war is still living under a constant fear of violence.

For all these reasons and even more I want to come closer to the families situated live in the “family locations” and support them through the medium of photography which is the best way that I know.

Through this project I want to add my voice to your voice and together with “Geen kind aan de kant” to raise awareness about the situation that you are facing every day.

I will visit your location, get to know you and learn your stories. In order for this project to be successful I would need to take some photos of you but only with your consent.

I don’t intend to publish this project in a newspaper or a magazine but if there is a possibility, I will do it only with your approval.

If you like to be a part of this project please let us know as soon as possible.

The more the people, the stronger our message!

Demonstration in Katwijk

Lately there has been much to do about Trump’s policies regarding refugee children, that separates children from their parents and puts them into prison. This policy is outrageous. But refugee children in the Netherlands get treated heartless and cruel by the authorities too. And like in the United States, this is a deliberate policy. To draw attention to the situation of refugee children,Geen Kind aan de Kant (No Child on the Side) organizes a demonstration in Katwijk on the 29th of September.

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Information Evening in The Hague

On Monday April 23rd we are guests at the Ruige Rog  for an information evening in The Hague. At 19:00 soup will be served and afterwards there will be an information evening. At this evening we will tell you more about the problems surrounding children and their families who are “denied residency” but are still in the Netherlands. We also hope that families from the ‘family location’ in Katwijk will join us for a lovely dinner and to share their story.

We will also introduce our new ideas for setting up solidarity networks around the family locations. We think that it is important for people living in the family locations to have more contact with the outside world. That way they can no longer disappear silently. It is also a great opportunity to learn from one another and for documented people to help people in a simple way. Already one hour a week will be a great help, like speaking Dutch, doing homework with the kids, or maybe organizing a fun event.

*more languages will follow*