Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

5 years of CURA DOET: one big party! A lot of work done and lots of happy faces

WILLEMSTAD - CURA DOET was dominated this year by the 5th-anniversary celebration of the largest volunteer event of Curaçao. Curaçao Cares, the driving force behind the initiative, looks back with satisfaction on the last five years. The number of organizations has more than doubled and so has the number of volunteers.

This time many organizations have responded to the call to participate and this edition also welcomed many new organizations. A total of 303 projects have been implemented. On Friday, the first day of the event, many nursing homes and clubs used the opportunity to organize special activities that they cannot do every day. Neighborhood centrum Koraal Specht has organized a fantastic 'Senior Health & Fitness' day for elderly people from the neighborhood. They enjoyed 'Sit & fit' laugh yoga and even Aqua Fitness. They also received information from healthy products and from Sokudi, the diabetes association. At the end of the day, they could enjoy their own Seú parade. A great afternoon!

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Many schools have again taken part in taking care of overdue maintenance, which is a great necessity. San Martin de Porres Colegio, CML Maduroschool, San Domenico Colegio, Kolegio Sur Herman Joseph, Frater Aurelio SBO, SGO Otrobanda, Maris Stella VSBO are just some of the more than 40 schools that participated. Museums, cultural organizations and nature organizations were also well represented.

Many companies participate in CURA DOET and make a nice teambuilding day with their employees. Like every year, many companies contribute with manpower, expertise and financial resources. Schools also participate with their students to introduce them to social agencies and volunteer work and also to strengthen the sense of community among young citizens.

The organization of CURA DOET is in the hands of Curaçao Cares with the support of Het OranjeFonds and Reda Sosial. Curaçao Cares will evaluate together with the organizations and volunteers to get an overview of what went well and what could be better in the coming years.

A word of thanks to the whole community, and especially to all the thousands of volunteers who have done mountains of work this weekend. Congratulations Curaçao with 5 years CURA DOET and we hope for your support to organize the CURA DOET for many years.

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