The social inclusion community COS3I, a STIR sustainocratic initiative, organises a series of social benefit diners in Eindhoven to collect some extra means for refugees in the Eindhoven region.
The first COS3I benefit evening is today Tuesday March 26 at Cruydenhuisch in Stratum, Eindhoven. People from Syria will cook for a school for handicapped children. The means are being collected by Kobane of the Peace bureau in Eindhoven
The second COS3I benefit evening is Tuesday April 9, again in Cruydenhuisch in Stratum. This time it is about the situation in Venezuela. Benefits of the evening will be used to send goods to Venezuela and to offer primary assistance for life support for Venezuelan refugees/citizens who are stranded in Eindhoven.
Cost for a dinner is 12.50 of which 10.- will go to the support organisation who will use this for their specific activities (after cost).
Jean-Paul Close from COS31 adds: “Many official institutions are involved in the receiving and guidance of refugees in the Eindhoven region. These institutions are restricted by their rules. For people in need it can take a long time before assistance becomes available. The gap in between is closed by all kinds of citizens and non-profit social initiatives, who give from their own private limited resources, food, shelter, clothes, exposure, etc.”
Since September 2018 STIR’s – COS3I – a community dedicated to Social Inclusion, Integration and Innovation – organises weekly social diners in order to stimulate the positive engagement between cultures in Eindhoven, especially according the Sustainocratic principles of human core values. These flavours and cultures did come to the table already: Persia, Italy, Spain, Pakistan, India, Venezuela, Peru, West Africa, Suriname and Mexico. Some include music, special rituals, dance, dresses and speeches. Many more are being programmed.