This post is part of our reversed advent calendar action to surprise undocumented Amsterdammers with a Christmas dinner box. Besides revealing the daily item to put into the calendar box, we also share some interesting stories and inspirational content to make the countdown to Christmas extra meaningful to all of us.
Tunaight’s gonna be a good night – the importance of a safety net
The biggest catch any undocumented person can ever make is bumping into a person with a golden heart. Someone who gives them a warm welcome, who believes in their capabilities, and who supports them in shaping their future in an unknown country.
Remember our pizza- and breadbaker Buba? Besides meeting Pablo, a social worker and counselor at De Wereldhuis, who helped Buba with mastering his way through the burocratic jungle and slowly building up his life over here, Buba also gained a Dutch family to spend Christmas with. In 2018, when Buba still lived in an asylum seeker centrum, they invited him over to their place in Hoogeveen to celebrate the feast of love together with others refugees.
This event eventually turned into a tradition, which means that Buba can enjoy a cosy dinner in good company in front of a colorfully decorated Christmas tree every year. And this time, besides his big smile, Buba won’t show up with empty hands but with a wealthy filled Christmas dinner box. Tunaight’s gonna be a good night.
Curious to see which calendar item to come next?
Shhhht … view the entire advent calendar sheet with all items over here.
And if you know someone who would like to join the reversed advent calendar, that person is still welcome to sign-up here.
Last but not least
We wish you a great day!