Werken als een Paard

One of the social programs is the 'Werken als een Paard' program. Connected by Horsepower.

Origin Werken als een Paard
In the summer of 2014 the project 'Werken als een Paard' started. At the request of Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb we started thinking about an activity for children from challenging neighborhoods. 'Werken als een Paard Vakantie School' was the result. Since then, more than 500 kids from group 5, 6, 7, and 8 have participated in our vacation school project with the central theme: If you work like a horse, you can achieve a lot.

Due to the success of this holiday school, the projects have been expanded; so that other target groups can experience how special it is to work with horses. There are now projects for children from challenging neighborhoods, children who need special education, children with cancer and children in crisis care or ambulatory youth care.

In the run-up to the European Championships, more activities were organized. This resulted in new groups for children who follow special education.

If you want to know more about this program, check out the website of Werken als een Paard.