Civitas, the social outreach committee, organises events to raise funds and spread awareness about marginalised communities all over the world.
In 2018/19 we collaborated with ‘Just a Drop’ which is an internationally recognised Charity based in the UK. This organisation has supported several countries with providing sustainable safe water solutions, sanitation facilities and education on hygiene practices. We raised and donated nearly 500 euros for their cause!
Besides repeating successful events from previous years like the flea market, the pop up cafe or Sinterklaas, we are happy to announce our new project: The ‘Civitas’ Language cafe: Civitalk’! Both, students and guests from outside, will have the chance to teach or learn the language of their choice and participate in a delicious lunch afterwards. Sign up and have fun learning a new language!
The profit of this new event will go to the charity ‘For Iron I gave gold’, a charity that fights child labor in goldmines in Tanzania.
Participating in a committee like Civitas can open many pathways for you: whilst bringing your creative ideas of fundraising to life, it offers a lot of interaction with fellow students as well as other non-profit organisations outside of the university. Additionally, members gain insight into the organisational structures of professional charities and NGO's.
Our main goal is to offer a platform for action to those students who want to help tackle global challenges and help the communities impacted by them.
If you want to become involved, join us!
Chair: Mira Soederhuizen
Secretary: Zoe Reining
Treasurer: Eva Dryden
Other committee members:
Si-Jin van de Vorst
Floor de Boer
So far, Civitas' has been succesfully fundraising for the following organisations:
October 2017: In support of the people affected by Hurricane Irma, Civitas donted 240 Euros to the Dutch Red Cross.
December 2017: To provide children of low-income families with Christmas gifts, Civitas donated 180 Euros to the Children of the Foodbank.
June 2018: In contribution to sustainable sanitation projects worldwide, Civitas donated more than 500 Euros to our partner organisation Just a Drop.