Taskforce QRS
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Taskforce QRS

Sudden cardiac arrest is a relatively big health problem. Starting immediately with CPR until the ambulance arrives is vital. Therefore, everyone should be able to perform CPR. Taskforce QRS (Qualitative Resuscitation by Students) Maastricht was founded in 2006 with the aim to increase the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest. Prof. Gorgels (cardiologist) and Petra Schuffelen trained a dozen medical students to be CPR instructor. These instructors then went to classes in secondary schools to provide CPR training.

In 2017, Taskforce QRS has over 120 instructors and give CPR training to 10,000 students in secondary education annually. Because sudden cardiac arrest is a nationwide social problem, they also motivated students from other universities which led to the creation of: Taskforce QRS Groningen - Leiden - Nijmegen and - Utrecht. Their aim is to anchor CPR training in the curriculum of secondary education. They believe that secondary schools are the best place to learn it. We see that students can, want and dare to perform CPR!

Contact
Ali Ghossein
+31 6 22001102 or 085-2500125
a.ghossein@taskforceqrs.nl
Universiteitssingel 45, 6229 ER, Maastricht

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Conn@ct.us
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Conn@ct.us

Project Conn@ct.us aims to connect students with elderly. This is a tandem connection in which the students and the elderly learn from each other. The connection is made through technology and language. Students learn the elderly cope with technological changes and in return the elderly help students improve their Dutch speaking abilities. The idea behind the project is that the population of Maastricht contains both many elderly and international students who want to improve their Dutch language skills.

Currently, the students and the elderly get together every Wednesday between 14:00 and 16:00hrs in the community center of Wittevrouwenveld. For a small fee lessons are taught in a cozy atmosphere with tea and coffee included. Elderly people can choose to bring their own electronic devices, such as iPad, tablet, phone, laptop, camera. Besides the computer classes, frequent social activities are organized by the  Conn@ct.us team where the students and the elderly can get to know each other better. The motto for these activities is "friendship knows no age." The project team aim to expand the project to multiple locations in the city, besides the location in Wittevrouwenveld.

Conn@ct.us is part of Enactus Maastricht University. Enactus is a social enterprise set up by students of the city. Are you interested? Contact us and join!

Contact
 +31 6 29767129
 team.connactus@gmail.com
 https://www.facebook.com/connactus/
 Brouwersweg 100, 6216 EG Maastricht

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Humanitas taalcafé
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Humanitas Taalcafé

Recently, the project Taalmaatjes Humanitas Maastricht Heuvelland started the Humanitas Language Café. The Language Café is set up for people who want to improve their Dutch language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. Through conversations with each other and our volunteers they can practice their Dutch language. This is done by playing games, practicing short dialogues, or just plain fun conversation to engage with each other. Occasionally we work with themes, such as a Dutch games dayor 'Carnaval Cafe.’

It is primarily a place where one can practice your Dutch carefree, without the feeling that you’re in a Dutch class. It is therefore complementary to Dutch classes. It is also a way for immigrants to learn about the Dutch culture and the culture of the other attendees. In short, a cultural meeting!

The Language Café will be held on the first and third Thursday of the month from 15:00 to 17:00 hours. The location of the Language Café is Humanitas at Baron Hövell Street 4 in Maastricht. At each Café at least three Humanitas volunteers present who accompany the participants.

Contact
Erica Sieders
 +31 43 3560448
 maastricht@humanitas.nl
 https://www.facebook.com/humanitasmaastrichtheuvelland/
 Humanitas Maastricht-Heuvelland
Baron van Hövellstraat 4, 6221 VE Maastricht

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