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Mijn Buuf

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Mijn Buuf is a studio that focuses on vulnerable (migrant) women. Not speaking the language enough, caring for the family, the lack of family/friends/acquaintances in the immediate environment, ...

Refugees & minoritiesSocial justiceCommunity & family
Existing Volunteer PolicyWe offer Training & Development for volunteersQuality Certificate “Haags Keurmerk” (The Hague Hallmark)
Responsible consumption and productionReduced inequalitiesNo Poverty
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About Mijn Buuf

Mijn Buuf is a studio that focuses on vulnerable (migrant) women. Not speaking the language enough, caring for the family, the lack of family/friends/acquaintances in the immediate environment, cultural background, domestic violence, financial problems, are reasons why women do not participate actively or not at all in society. However, these women are raising a new generation of Dutch people, while most of them hardly know how the Netherlands 'works'.

Personal suffering or health complaints have an inhibiting effect on (labour) participation. Add to this: insufficient language proficiency, sometimes low literacy and little or no education, which is why the municipality often labels them as unsuitable for labor participation. Our experience is that many of these women, precisely because they have a history of abuse, domestic violence or war, are great go-getters. They compensate for the lack of education with other talents. On the contrary, they need an environment where their talents are seen and stimulated, in order to become visible in society. This makes us extra driven to support this almost invisible group!

Producing together is not a goal at Mijn Buuf, but a means to empower women, because we believe that self-reliance is the basis for self-direction, self-development and emancipation. My Buuf is the springboard from the kitchen sink to society.

With more than 20 nationalities present, Dutch must be spoken in order to work together. Practicing the language in practice is something that many women from this target group hardly get to otherwise.

At Mijn Buuf we work in two or three phases towards one or more steps higher on the participation ladder. In addition to (re)discovering your own skills, talents and interests, customized training, coaching and guidance make it possible to take these steps. Our experience has taught us that women from this target group, due to their background, need longer to achieve (labour) participation. We offer help in looking for solutions to personal problems that inhibit participation and provide information about life and the rules in the Netherlands.

At Mijn Buuf we want to show migrant women that self-reliance is important, so that they are intrinsically motivated to look for (volunteer) work or to participate in group activities. We want to make them visible to society, so that they get the opportunities they deserve.

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