Thankful for my Roots

In this blog post, educate. board member and trustee Lisa van Holsteijn gives us an insight into the community where she grew up and how this community continues to contribute to her work for educate..   Going home for me doesn’t just mean going home to see my parents and immediate family, it means going home … Continue reading Thankful for my Roots

January Update: Fundraisers and New Recruits

This January has been a very busy and exciting month at educate., packed with events, reunions, new projects and the welcoming of two new team members! Back in 2017, educate. began to plan a collaboration with Amsterdam University College’s philanthropy and voluntary service committee, Hands On, who select a different theme and organisation to support … Continue reading January Update: Fundraisers and New Recruits

A Half Marathon in Australia: With the crack of a whip and beating hearts…

Although educate. is registered in Scotland and currently based in Amsterdam, we’re an international bunch, and so it happened that board member Lisa van Holsteijn and her friend Belle Kelley embarked on the challenge of a half marathon in Carcoar, Australia. This is their story: - - - Belle and I set off on our … Continue reading A Half Marathon in Australia: With the crack of a whip and beating hearts…

With aching legs and and pounding hearts: The Marathon

Last week on Sunday, Jocelyn and Lisa spent the day running through the beautiful Leiden countryside to complete the 21 kilometres of the Zorg & Zekerheid marathon. 2 hours and 20 sweaty and exhausting minutes later, they successfully crossed the finish line! (at exactly the same time as the first runner from the full 42 … Continue reading With aching legs and and pounding hearts: The Marathon