Students make 100 free meals for the homeless in Leeuwarden

Traditional dutch quisines like ‘hutspot’ and ‘boerenkool’ was on the menu on Tuesday the 11th of January at the day care centres in Leeuwarden. Our students cooked meals for the homeless.


"We want to do something extra for these people, a warm meal in these cold times," says Savannah Kelderhuis. Savannah is participates in the minor in Addiction Studies.

With the help of supermarket Els Boek and the collection of money among students, the action was financed.  "I am very proud of them", says teacher Marcel Kik. The students had previously made a bicycle tour of all kinds of shelter locations. "That made such an impression that they took this initiative."

According to Kik, the most important lesson for students is to be aware of prejudice. These can get in the way as a social worker.

"For example, take the idea: once an addict, always an addict. Is that really the case? And should someone carry that around their entire life? Or can you look at the person behind the behaviour? So if you start to understand more about the context in which someone came to a particular situation, you can also help them much better."

Omroep Fryslân en Omroep Leo took a look on location. Watch the video here.