Reconnections project – Rotterdam

Barka’s NL reconnection programme for the homeless Central-Eastern European migrants in Rotterdam started in January 2013 following an invitation from the municipality of Rotterdam. Barka NL helps homeless Polish and other Central and Eastern European people not coping with life in Rotterdam to return to their home countries, either to enter rehab treatments, go back to families, or to Barka Network programs (educational, community and creating work places) in Poland. Barka Network in Poland shows the perspective of helping to rebuild life from even worst circumstances. Until December 2014 Barka in Rotterdam has helped more than 300 vulnerable, homeless CEE countries nationals in reconnection with the country of origin. Barka team in Rotterdam are assistant Mariola Gardzij and one of the Barka’s Leaders. Leader is a formerly homeless person, that has a personal experience of difficulties that a lot of migrants face. He rebuilt his life within Barka Network programs in Poland and is now helping others abroad.

Contact with Rotterdam Barka team:

Anna Bartmann (Dutch/English/Polish)
Tel: 0630 509 083