woensdag, augustus 24, 2005

Why I Love The Netherlands, Part 4

AMSTERDAM — Members of the public will be able to borrow more than books at Almelo Library. In September, people will be able to "borrow" a gay person, gypsy or a Muslim for an hour.

Jan Krol, the head of the library, got the idea from a Swedish colleague who set up a similar "forget the stereotypes" project in Malmo.

People will be allowed to bring the "borrowee" to a cafe for an hour next to Almelo library to ask questions they would not normally dare to ask.

Krol is putting together a group of 10 people — representing different minority groups — to volunteer to be lent out. One of the volunteers is a Muslim woman living in a local asylum seekers centre.

Krol is also chairperson of the Twente and Achterhoek branch of the gay organisation COC.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mario Sergio said...

have fun! :)

12:45 a.m.  
Anonymous Jim from Canada said...

A lot can be done with a gay person for one hour ;-)

3:02 p.m.  
Blogger Scott said...

Ian was wondering what the policy was on renewals.

9:02 a.m.  

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