There is currently a lack of activities available for mothers with children under the age of 4 who are located in Amsterdam. Their children are too young for school, and activities that are organized for older children cannot benefit them.
Robbeburg wants to help to fill this gap. We have organized weekly playgroups for Ukrainian mothers and their young children to play in a SAFE space. These playgroups are currently running on Thursday afternoons and are free of charge. This program has so far been successful and we are happy we have been able to provide this safe space.
Unfortunately, Robbeburg itself is a not for profit. Since the beginning of the corona crisis our own financial situation has been extremely difficult. Because we do not currently have any extra funds available, we have struggled to provide these women and children with everything we would like to.
With your help, we would be able to provide food and drinks, invest in some reading materials in the Ukrainian and Russian languages (as some of the mothers and children speak Russian as their first language), and pay the cleaning costs associated with additional use of the space. Should additional funds be raised we would also be able to provide entertainment for the children in some weeks, such as a face painter or a bouncy castle.
Want to support the Ukrainian families ?
We are looking for volunteers every Thursday 15:00-17:00 pm to help Ukrainian families at Robbeburg, perhaps with a cup of coffee/tea or just by standing by to see what is needed