PHE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 | Helping those in need with Van Buren Voor Buren (VBVB)

The Professional Higher Education community is showing a great commitment to face the challenges produced by the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

This time it was Frederik Sieler, a third-year student of EURASHE’s member Hotelschool The Hague campus Amsterdam, to take action and support his community, creating the website Van Buren Voor Buren (VBVB) and helping those who are in need of assistance.

“I’ve been studying at Hotelschool The Hague Amsterdam campus for 3 years now. During that time, I have learned to appreciate and become part of this amazing city and community. In light of the coronavirus outbreak, sitting at home and not being able to help, bothered me. Therefore I recently launched a website to connect those who are willing to help and those that are in need of support.” said Frederik, who in little time was able to gather together more than 30 volunteers to help him with his initiative.

“I believe that if we work together we can overcome anything, even if it is a pandemic! Every small act can and will have a huge impact (sometimes it might not be immediately visible, like staying at home, washing your hands or social distancing, but it is worth it). The current situation can be very overwhelming, especially, since it is extremely difficult to fathom the extensive impact a pandemic has on all aspects of life. Taking action and supporting each other is essential in overcoming this crisis.”, added the student.

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