Stichting Diwa

Cooking Workshop Pakistani/Indian


Discover the secrets of Indian and Pakistani cuisine and simultaneously support the Brick Kiln Workers Education Project of Diwa Foundation.

For more information see: Date and time: 24 April 2015, from 18.00h til 22.00h Costs: €40,- p.p. (incl. food and drinks) Place: Het Zesde Geluk 1e Middellandstraat 52, 3014 BG Rotterdam Subscribe before 18 April, mail or phone: 06-412 846 89

Diwa Newsletter 8

December 2014

by Jan Dirk Schouten

With this newsletter we inform you about the progress of Diwa’s Brick Kiln Education project and our donor and awareness raising activities in Netherlands.

It has been a while since the last newsletter was published. A lot has happened in the past year. Four of our board members have become father and/or mother! The activities of Diwa are just going on. The schools are running with the efforts of the ‘parents committee’ and proper guidance by PSTA in Pakistan.

Invitation pear picking

We would like to invite you to join us for pear picking on Saturday 28 September in the beautiful countryside of Brabant, at the home of the Van Vulpen family.

The pear picking will start around 11:00 am with cake and coffee. During the pear picking there will be drinks and snacks. We will stop around five a clock and then eat together.

Invitation: Pakistan Sport Party

 Stichting Diwa and Scots International Church Rotterdam are organizing a Sport Event. Time: Saturday, 14 September 2013, from 3 pm till 8 pm Place: Sportplein, next to Scots Church, Schiedamsevest 121, Rotterdam Free Entry For those who love cricket, sports and dance. There will be a thrilling Cricket Match. Dance, Music and Bhangra Workshop with Chiqy.

More information:

Brick Kiln Project was Project of the Week with Wilde Ganzen

On 24 and 25 August the Brick Kiln Workers project was Project of the Week with Wilde Ganzen. The television broadcast (in Dutch) can be seen back here:

Diwa Newsletter 6

by Jan Dirk Schouten

In this sixth newsletter we will inform you about the developments of Diwa's Brick Kiln Workers Education Project as well as our donor and awareness activities in The Netherlands.

This year is dedicated to improving the existing schools for the brick kiln workers and building four class rooms as well as toilets. Some schools are no more than a stable that once sheltered cows. Often these schools are too small, so that only a limited number of children can attend school, whereas many more children would also want to go. By improving the schools and by increasing their capacity, we hope we can add to the durability of the schools, so that eventually they can function more independently.

Again we do this in cooperation with "Wilde Ganzen". "Wilde Ganzen" supports small initiatives in development with their expertise. For every Euro donated to the project, "Wilde Ganzen" adds 30 cents.

In their "project of the week" for a whole week "Wilde Ganzen" will pay attention to the Brick Kiln Workers Project on television! Broadcast is planned on Saturday 24 August, Ned 2 around 11:29 a.m.; repeated on Sunday 25 August, Ned 2, around 11:59 a.m.

One of the travellers who, together with travel agency Avanta, visited Pakistan (see our previous newsletter), appears to have special filming and editing capabilities. She made a film that was shown on a special Diwa film evening on 23 May 2013 in Rijssen. You can read more about this in the story by Margreet Oberink.

Last month our council member Shahlla visited her family and the Brick Kiln Workers Project in a tense Pakistan. Her story can be read below in "Visit report Pakistan — April 2013".

In "Faces behind Diwa" Arno Louws introduces himself. Arno is responsible for our sponsor policy. Because of his work in Africa, he is experienced in the field of development aid.

Do not forget to read our agenda with all our upcoming exciting and nice activities!

Videoverslag bezoek school in Pakistan door Avanta-reis

Last October the Dutch travel organisation Avanta ( organised a group journey to Pakistan. Our board members Karin Kreijkes and Jaco Groenewoud also joined the trip. During the trip one of the schools that is supported by Diwa was also visited. Below you can see a video report of that visit.

The report was kindly made available to us by Margreet Oberink.

Diwa Newsletter 5

by Jan Dirk Schouten

This fifth newsletter will inform you about the progress of Diwa's Brick Kiln Workers Education project and about our donor and awareness activities in The Netherlands.

Invitation Diwa Pre X-mas Party

Pre X-mas Pakistan Party

Friday, 16 December 2011
19:30 - 23.00hr.

Scots International Church
Schiedamse Vest 121, Rotterdam

Special guests:
Samson Masih, singer
Nadeem Basheer, tabla
Chicki, dance

Diwa Newsletter 3

Hereby you receive the third newsletter of Stichting Diwa. With this newsletter we want to keep you up-to-date with the activities of Stichting Diwa.

Ongoing issues and events

by Jan Dirk Schouten

This year Stichting Diwa has achieved much. We are very happy to announce that beginning of March 10 Diwa schools have started on locations of Brick Kilns near Gujranwala, Pakistan. At this moment about 415 children, boys and girls, are getting education in these schools. We are very thankful to our donors for the financial support of this project.
Summer night concert