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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 

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 through our plans for next year as well as had the award ceremony. Congratulations to Daksh, our new club member of the year, and Social Media team for being the most driven members of the club!

We would be starting the meetings for next year in a hybrid mode – online and in-person.

If you want to join the club, drop us an email at secretaris@rotaractscheveningen.nl

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, 2021What time? 7 PM CETWhere? On 

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, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.

We are losing and destroying the foundations of our survival at an alarming rate. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have destroyed half of our wetlands.

Every individual has a fundamental duty towards the protecting the environment. Be a part of the #GenerationRestoration

On the occasion of World Environment Day and End Plastic Soup Action Day, members of Rotaract Scheveningen also contributed. We took part in a beach clean-up campaign to clear the shores of Scheveningen beach. It was a nice day for us to clean the beach, enjoy a coffee and meet in person while maintaining the necessary social distance.

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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 

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 

Peace Webinar 20th May

Peace Webinar 20th May

On May 20th, members of our club and guests attended in the first of our Peace series webinars, which was devoted to the topic “Iran Nuclear Deal: Past, Present, Future”.

This webinar featured a high-level speaker, Joakim Vaverka, who serves as the Deputy Director of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Before joining SIPRI in September 2020, he was Head of Political Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York. Prior to this position, he was Head of the Global Division of the Security Policy Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Vaverka’s informative presentation provided a solid ground for an interesting follow-up discussion on the future political developments in Iran, and geopolitical setup in the Middle East region in general.

Thank you Joakim Vaverka for the interesting presentation!

Biodiversity Day – May 22, 2021

Biodiversity Day – May 22, 2021

Biodiversity in simple words means the enormous variety of life on Earth. Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. Scientists have estimated that there are around 8.7 million species of plants and animals in existence. However, only around 1.2 million