Past Events

A DAY AT THE LOCAL CITY FARM

A DAY AT THE LOCAL CITY FARM

On 30th October, we went to a city farm, Stadsboerderij Schildershoeve, in The Hague and gave our helping hand in repairing and painting some benches and planting outdoor flowers. It was once again very nice to visit a farm and also the animals were happy 

Baking for Homeless People

Baking for Homeless People

It was baking time on October 23rd when our club volunteers baked cakes and pies at Domus 3 Leger des Heils. Leger des heils is a shelter home for homeless people where the residents can stay for 2 years. They also provide a shed for 

World Mental Health Day – 2021

World Mental Health Day – 2021

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 every year to raise awareness and spread knowledge about mental health issues across the globe.

With the world still battling the pandemic, mental health has come into focus like never before as people of all age groups and occupations bear the brunt of the “new normal”.

The theme for this year is “Mental Health in an Unequal World”. While the pandemic has affected everyone, people with pre-existing health conditions, people living alone or parenting on their own, health and frontline workers, students are the most affected and need more support.

World Mental Health Day also gives a chance to talk about mental health in general and how we need to look after it. It is also important to talk about how we feel and get help if we are struggling.

If you are feeling any mental health issues, it is better to talk to someone you trust or get professional help.

As a club, we engaged in activities for people with mental disabilities. Check it out here: https://rotaractscheveningen.nl/2021/10/10/cooking-with-residents-of-middin-haagse-bluf/

Important Links:

  1. WHO World Mental Health Day Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2021
  2. WFMH World Mental Health Day Website: http://wmhd2021.com/index.php
  3. WHO Mental Wellbeing resources for the public: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/mental-well-being-resources-for-the-public
  4. WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240031029
Cooking with residents of Middin Haagse Bluf

Cooking with residents of Middin Haagse Bluf

Middin offers a place to live for people of all ages with mental or physical disabilities, acquired brain injury or age-related disorders. It is a home, that offers various activities and support for its residents. Members of Rotaract Scheveningen took part in the cooking activity 

Year End Meeting

Year End Meeting

In July, we had our last meeting for the Rotaract year before we head off for well deserved summer break. And no this was not an online meeting, but in a beach club at Scheveningen! During the meeting we wrapped up the previous year, went 

Peace Webinar – Upcoming Session

Peace Webinar – Upcoming Session

Join us for our second peace webinar with the speaker Eugenia Valenzuela, the Legal Officer OTP from the International Criminal Court. The theme for the session is “OTP’s preliminary examination on the situation in Colombia”.

When? Thursday June 17, 2021
What time? 7 PM CET
Where? On your computer/mobile screen

Register for the webinar using the following link.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ep7HjzAep1cbevnelY16g9r_IBFaLsixyIiaEDJBQ2M/edit

See you all in the webinar.

World Oceans Day – June 08, 2021

World Oceans Day – June 08, 2021

Do you know, 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by Oceans? Or that Ocean’s produce more than 50% of the planet’s oxygen with marine plants, algae and whales playing the important role in creating the oxygen as well as capturing more than 30% of the 

World Environment Day – June 05, 2021

World Environment Day – June 05, 2021

June 5 is celebrated every year as the World Environment Day, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, 

Collecting Food Items For Local Food Bank

Collecting Food Items For Local Food Bank

On 29th of May, members of our club took part together with members of Rotary Scheveningen in the fundraiser organized by Schappelijk.

The Social Shop Schappelijk offers extra help for the residents of Scheveningen, who find themselves in a delicate financial situation. Therefore, people who have insufficient income for meeting the basic needs and who appeal to the Food Bank in the Netherlands, receive a weekly food package as a help. However, Schappelijk does something extra and offers the possibility for these people to actually choose for themselves, what they want to ‘buy’.

Members of Rotaract Scheveningen, Rotary Scheveningen and Schappelijk were placed at three different supermarkets in Scheveningen. Throughout the day, with the help of residents, no less than 200 crates of non-perishable products were collected and donated!

We would like to thank everyone who took part in this activity and donated!

Having fun with kids!

Having fun with kids!

During April and May our club have been visiting children’s community centre “De Kroko Kinderclub”, located in one of the remote neighborhoods of the Hague. Bi-weekly this centre welcomes children from different backgrounds to have access to creative and sport activities. Together with the kids