Mission and vision
It is our mission that people with a refugee background feel included in the Dutch society. We want to achieve this by connecting people with a refugee background to other people in the Netherlands.
The story of Dreamcatchers
Dreamcatchers was established in October 2016 as part of the traineeship “Improve the World”. In 4 months, a socially relevant project had to be set up. And from there Dreamcatchers was born.
On 4 October 2017, the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation registered as an official foundation with the Chamber of Commerce. The foundation was there!
Since January 2019, the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation, together with a network of volunteers, has been organising individual dreamdays for women with a refugee background.
The Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation became a reality on 4 October 2017.
About our founders
Besides being committed to people, Mariska is especially very smart. She is fluent in several languages, including French, is always learning new things and can wake up to a good literary book. When she helped expats move to the Netherlands as a professional, she saw the difference between the reception of expats and refugees every day. She is therefore very ambitious to change this. Her perseverance, guts and leadership qualities are of great importance to the Dreamcatchers Netherlands Foundation.
Mariska’s personal dream:
To bridge the gap between Dutch and newcomers.
Ella’s personal dream:
That, as people, we judge less and talk and enjoy more together.