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Old 09-09-2007, 07:20 AM
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Princess Laurentien as Patron for Literacy and Learning

HRH Princess Laurentien,accompanied by Prince Constantijn,performed the kick-off for the annual Week aginst Illiteracy ahead of the UEFA-cup match Netherlands - Bulgaria at the Amsterdam Arena last night.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:35 AM
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HRH Princess Laurentien,accompanied by Prince Constantijn,performed the kick-off for the annual Week aginst Illiteracy ahead of the UEFA-cup match Netherlands - Bulgaria at the Amsterdam Arena last night.
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Wonderful. I have missed the whole match Netherlands-Bulgaria (2-0).
How was the reaction of the public (I assume not very interested in illiteracy but in soccer....) on the princely initiatve?

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Old 09-12-2007, 07:04 PM
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September 12th: Princess Laurentien has held her teaching speech at the occassion of the Week of Literacy at the Pathe theater in Amsterdam and presented the National Literacyawards.

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Laurentien looks rather well IMHO!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:08 AM
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She said all that with her usual terribly affected accent.
What do you mean with 'affected accent'?
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:25 AM
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I know what Marengo means, I speak Dutch too, she sounds more royal than the queen, unnaturally posh, it almost hurts the ears is exagerating a bit but it is something like that
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:36 AM
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In the mean time Laurentien was interviewd by Peter van der Vorst for RTL boulevard about illiteracy again. She suggested that it might be an idea to get a storyline about an illiterate in a soap series to get more attention for the subject and more understanding too. She said all that with her usual terribly affected accent. She also said, when asked, that her own children were progressing well at school, where they returned to just last week (as Belgian schools start on Spetember 1st).
Video - week 37 - Click first at 'WOE' (for the second one 'DO'), then click at the title.

Video RTL Boulevard (week 37, 12-09): Laurentien's 'Lees en schrijf' (hear her voice!)
Video RTL Boulevard (week 37, 13-09): Laurentien ziet heil in voetbal
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:18 AM
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03-10-2007 Scheveningen Princess Laurentien attended the government congress for illiteracy, as chairwoman of the foundation Reading and Writing ( Lezen en Schrijven), at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:43 AM
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03-10-2007 Scheveningen Princess Laurentien attended the government congress for illiteracy, as chairwoman of the foundation Reading and Writing ( Lezen en Schrijven), at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen.

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Old 11-05-2007, 07:18 PM
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HRH Princess Laurentien attended the AKO literature prize ceremony at Palace het Loo. The prize went to A. F. Th. van der Heijden with his book ´Het schervengerecht´. Itw as all live on television and presented by Jeroen Pauw and Paul Witteman.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:22 PM
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Princess Laurentien attended the start of ''Spraak Makend'', a language programme for pre-schoolers in the Brede School in Zuidbroek.

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Princess Laurentien attended the start of ''Spraak Makend'', a language programme for pre-schoolers in the Brede School in Zuidbroek.

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Paty, thanks for the pictures. Laurentien is a very affectionate person (seems form the pictures) I loved the pictures of her sitting by the kids and the other reading a story, she looked very intrested. Outfit, lovely coat & intresting print
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:11 PM
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HRH received the first copy of a special Nijntje/Miffy edition for people with a bad eyesight, it is a ´do, feel and listen book´, Laurentien is the patron of the Dutch Listen and Braille library.
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Princess Laurentien attended the celebration of 75 year ''Onze Taal'' of the organization Genootschap Onze Taal at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.
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23-01-2008 Amsterdam Princess Laurentien at the National Reading Breakfast at the Public Library Reigerbos in Amsterdam.
Princess Laurentien read from the novel ''Little Mouse search for a house'' from Petr Horacek.
The breakfast is an initiative of the foundation Lezen en Schrijven ( Reading an Writing) from which the princess is Chairlady.

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Old 01-23-2008, 07:54 PM
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Princess Laurentien was shortly interviewed by RTL Boulevard at this occassion. Apparently the Grandmothers also read to Laurentien´s children, complete with funny voices et all.

Others who participated this morning were Princess Margriet (in Apeldoorn), the Prime Minister and singer Gerard Joling.
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HRH will deliver the key-note speech at the opening session of the UNESCO Regional Conference in Support of Global Litteracy,Baku,Azerbeidzjan,wednesday may 14th.

HRH will attend the two days conference on both wednesday and thursday.
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The speech of HRH:

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Keynote speech by H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands


At the opening of UNESCO’s Regional conference in Support of Global Literacy
(Europe and the Caucasus) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Literacy, the road to human progress


Royal Highness, First Ladies, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
It’s a great pleasure being here. It allows me to translate the stories of millions of people affected by literacy across our continent, across the globe. Individuals, such as my fellow countrymen and women who learnt to read and write when they were adults. Veronica, Fernando, Fre, Samira, Aljien, Dini, Anke and Ahmed. It’s the story of our children who will so need literacy skills to get on in life. And this is the story about an issue that goes to the heart of our societies.
Like you, I am inspired to be part of this global UNESCO initiative, hopefully making a contribution to our shared efforts. Baku is a perfect setting – for its vibrancy and inspiration, and of course for the commitment to literacy by the First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mrs Aliyeva. Thank you very much for your hospitality.
We’ve heard the numbers globally: some 800 million adults don’t have sufficient reading and writing skills to function independently. Over 100 million children don’t go to school. And across Europe, about 5 to 20 percent of our populations lack the literacy and numeracy skills to come along.
Do we find this acceptable? Do we see these shocking figures as mere statistical data? Or do we realise that behind each number, there is a person like you and me. Someone often ashamed of his handicap, deprived of chances everyone deserves.
Do we see literacy merely as a technique of memorising letters, words and sentences? Or do we see literacy, as Kofi Annan said, “as a road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential”. But is it getting the attention it deserves? The answer lies with you, with us. You know what triggers the right mindset to make this a priority in your respective countries. You know what works and what doesn’t.
So this conference is an opportunity to get inspired. An opportunity to work with an open mind and at times even to be brave enough to challenge commonly held notions. We need to be practical. And most of all – this is an opportunity to make a difference and affect change. We need to be able to look each other in the eye when we meet at future occasions, be it in Hungary or Brazil, and say to each other: “yes, we are making real progress”.
I’d like to look at literacy and illiteracy first from a human perspective, then from a societal perspective. They are the pillars of my firm belief that we urgently need to mobilise our entire societies to tackle illiteracy structurally. I will share some concrete examples of how this could be done.
More here.
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HRH will deliver the key-note speech at the opening session of the UNESCO Regional Conference in Support of Global Litteracy,Baku,Azerbeidzjan,wednesday may 14th.

HRH will attend the two days conference on both wednesday and thursday.
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HRH will open the jubilee congress on occasion of the 100th anniversary of the public libraries,Amsterdam wednesday morning june 11th.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:44 AM
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HRH will attend,and speech at,the festive gathering of Paediatricians Youth Healthcare Netherlands on occasion of their first lustrum.
Utrecht today.
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