is a Hindustani Surinamese. He is a member of the PvdA (Dutch Labour Party) and alderman for citizenship, deconcentration, quality of life and media in The Hague. In addition, he is alderman for the borough of Escamp. He occupies himself with ethnic entrepreneurs in The Hague, as many Surinamese and Antillian starters with small and medium sizes companies. He strives at finding entries for immigrants in the regional broadcasting organisation RTV West, and wants to try and integrate the various channels on which the Surinamese and Moroccans now broadcast in one building. He organized the Dag van de Haagse ontmoeting (Day of the The Hague meeting) to stress the collectivity of all the inhabitants of The Hague, hoping to bridge the gap among them.
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The most beautiful stories from across the world. Citizens from The Hague will tell tell their most beautiful story, including alderman Rabin Baldewsingh and barista Barro Kessler. Foreign students at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague tell their stories to the public. Foreign writers also participate. From Pakistan, Curaçao and Iraq. Kenyan poet Ngwatilo Mawiyoo sings her poems, accompanied by Mark Tuinstra en Serigne Gueye. Her compatriot Gregg Mwendwa works for Hivos in Africa. He tells about art and culture in his region. And about the power of stories. A programme in cooperation with Theater Dakota and Hivos Cultuurfonds. In Dutch and English.
Something new for the Netherlands! A public dictation for all those who speak Sranantongo. The lingua franca of Surinam has had an official spelling since the 1980s. But who masters it? We monitored the state of affairs: speakers of Sranantongo tested their knowledge. The best speller was singer Denise Jannah. She won the translation dictionary Sranan-Dutch/Dutch-Sranan. The dictation was compiled by Cynthia McLeod. She and Rabin Baldewsingh, alderman in The Hague, dictated the text. Writer Clark Accord, musician Ronald Snijders, singer and actor Juan Wells and actress Gerda Havertong were among the Surinamese/Dutch participants. Dutch/Sranantongo spoken.