Princess Laurentien Awards the Language Heroes Prizes

  January 26, 2018 at 6:46 am by

On Thursday January 25, Princess Laurentien presented the Language Heroes Prizes during the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg in Rotterdam.

The awards went to Ibrahim Al Hendi, Carolien Slager and Anne Agema. Ibrahim won in the category Language Courses because “in the short time that he is here in The Netherlands, has already mastered the Dutch language so well”; Carolien won in the category Bridge Builder for her fight against illiteracy with the Midwives Cooperation Association (VSV); and Anne won in the category Language Tutor because she “helps the six residents of a family-replacing home with reading, writing and arithmetic”.

The Language Heroes Prizes were created in 2014 by the Reading & Writing Foundation and are awarded to people who are “particularly active in the field of low literacy and who excel in successes, decisiveness and inspiration and help a literate Netherlands”.

The Reading & Writing Foundation is an initiative of Princess Laurentien launched in May 2004. Since January 2014, the Princess is Honorary Chairman of the Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to prevent and reduce illiteracy in the Netherlands and internationally.

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