ESN Country: 
the Netherlands
Hanne Boon
Date of the event: 
Monday, 19 October, 2015
Goal of the event: 
To keep elderly people company, and to make sure they had a fun evening
Short description of the event: 
A couple of international students visited an elderly home, where they kept the the elderly people company, and assisted where needed. They helped serving coffee and tea, and also helped out residents who weren't able to participate in the bingo game without assistance.
Did you cooperate with another organisation?: 
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Utrecht Cares
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The activity was a great succes. The international students enjoyed the evening, and really liked the fact to see another side of Dutch society. The elderly people, on the other hand, were really enthusiasic as well, as they don't see young students helping out at their elderly home that often. There were some minor language barriere issues, however, body languages and gestures, as well as translation into Dutch with the help of ESNers made up for that.
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