Charity: Stichting Vluchteling (The Refugee Foundation)
Date: 15-16 June 2019
Route: 40 km from Nijmegen to Arnhem
tíc Goal: Raise €2000 for Stichting Vluchteling
This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Night of the Refugee. With more than 7,000 participants spread over 10 cities throughout the country, it’s expected to be another memorable occasion. Where will the tic team be? Walking Nijmegen to Arnhem!
Together with the help of thousands of people, the charity aims to raise the biggest amount possible in order to provide more emergency aid to refugees and internally displaced people. This aid is badly needed with more than 68.5 million people on the run from war and violence.
By participating and while being sponsored, you too can help refugees in need. The more money you raise, the more emergency aid comes available for them.
About the Event
On the night of June 15-16th (Saturday-Sunday), participants walk a set route together at night in order to momentarily identify with the plight of refugees who flee danger at home on foot. (Of course, the charity provides amenities along the routes so it’s not as harrowing as the actual refugee experience). While those who walk the route are expressing their solidarity with refugees, they are also encouraging people to donate to the charity to provide emergency aid for refugees.
Visit the tic team page to see who is participating on our team, how close we are to reaching our team goal, and how you can get donate.
Want to make a meaningful contribution? Go to the tíc Nacht van de Vluchteling page (listed above) and:
- Donate now (click on the yellow “Donate now” button) to support the charity on the tíc team page.
- Spread the word! Repost the tíc team page on social media (buttons on the top of the Nacht van de Vluchteling page) to encourage others to make a donation to help refugees.
tíc thanks you for your support and for doing your part to help get emergency aid to refugees!
Are you interested in joining the tíc team for the walk from Nijmegen to Arnhem? Contact us!
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Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 18 March 2019 (registration form below)
Member Cost: Free!
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)
Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.
She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist.
As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home.
EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, from her singular experience Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
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