Diwa Foundation newsletter

English version of the Diwa newsletter.

Newsletter 12 and New Year's greatings, Diwa Foundation

December 2018

With this newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s Skills training project activitiesand like to share with you our plans for 2019. We would also like to introduce to you a member of our Pakistan Team. Read his personal story at the end of this Newsletter.

New website; Privacy

New website Diwa

The Diwa Foundation has updated its website. The site now has a more modern layout, and can now also be used well on mobile devices. We invite you to visit the new Diwa website: http://stichtingdiwa.nl.

Newsletter 11, Diwa Foundation

December 2017
With this 11th newsletter we like to inform you about Diwa’s education projects in Pakistan.

Invitation pear picking

I would like to invite you to join us for pear picking on Saturday 24 September in the beautiful countryside of Brabant, at home of the family van Vulpen.

The pear picking will start round 11.00hr. with cake and coffee. Around five a clock we will stop and eat together.

A part of the yield will be donated to the Brick Kiln Workers Education Project of Stichting Diwa.

The address of the pear picking is:

fam. E.J. van Vulpen
Engelsestoof 3
4261RA Wijk en Aalburg

Best regards,

Jan Dirk Schouten
secretary Stichting Diwa
phone: 06 412 846 89

Diwa Newsletter 10

August 2016

With this newsletter we would like to inform you about Diwa’s projects and our donor and awareness raising activities in the Netherlands.

There have been several important developments in Pakistan which have had a profound impact on our Brick Kiln Workers Education Project. This year we have launched a new Skills Training Centre in the Christian district Francisabad in Gujranwala.

Diwa Newsletter 9

December 2015

by Jan Dirk Schouten, secretary


With this newsletter we would like to inform you about Diwa’s Brick Kiln Education project and our donor and awareness raising activities in The Netherlands.

At the end of last year we came into contact with a new donor, who wanted to sponsor a new project of Stichting Diwa. Together, we have been thinking about how we can make better use of the existing schools. We developed the idea of a skills training development center together with our partner PSTA in Pakistan.

With this training center, we hope to increase the opportunities for children and young adults to find another and a better job. More about this can be read in the article by Shahlla.
Furthermore, this year we evaluated Stichting Diwa. What have we achieved over the years and how can we improve and deepen our work?


The biggest donor activity this year was the Indian / Pakistani cooking workshop led by Grace Timmerman, at a special location in the heart of multicultural Rotterdam. Read more about this in the article by Karin.

Finally, I want to thank you for your interest and support for the work of Stichting Diwa last year.

Cooking Workshop Pakistani/Indian

COOK TOGETHER, EAT TOGETHER

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

For more information see: www.stichtingdiwa.nl 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: info@stichtingdiwa.nl 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: http://festivalwwwk.nl/programma/item/pakistan-sport-party

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