Rinka van Ipenburg – Citytrainer
Rinka loves language, music, dance, theatre, entertainment and people. “I am an enthusiastic writer and someone who likes to work on behalf of others. When I was 19, I started filming, writing and conducting interviews at various events, festivals and other initiatives in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, alongside going to school, and I also often acted as a host. Last spring, I saw an ad in the paper that they were looking for Cultural Citytrainers and I signed up immediately. I am really happy I did that.”
“Citytraining provided a couple of additional, fully-qualified trainers.”
JOV Flipper is the youth underwater sports club (ages 8 to 18) in ’s-Hertogenbosch and has 60 members including 12 certified trainers. They train on Thursdays, but also plan other activities! This gave two young members the opportunity to participate in the Citytraining for club programming. Sebastiaan Swanenberg who had already become a Citytrainer could provide support where necessary.
Linda Rutten – Citytrainer
“Hey Linda, why not do this!”
She was in the 3rd year at a vmbo [preparatory secondary vocational education] school when she joined the Citytrainers project. She loves working with people, she runs from time to time and also really enjoys dancing. This energetic entertainer has since finished the vmbo and is currently working as an entertainer. The tips from Citytraining and her passion for dancing come in handy. After the holidays, she will start the next part of her education ‘Sports and movement supervisor’ at the Koning Willem 1 college.
Yvonne van Roosmalen, 52 – Citytrainer
“The Citytrainers project has done a lot for me.”
Yvonne is a teacher who is passionate about her job and the mother of two teenagers. Unfortunately however, she became unemployed in an unpleasant manner. She loves salsa and running. Her volunteer work as a guide and hostess at ‘Het Bewaarde Land’ helps her to be active at an appropriate level. Re-integration company Picos introduced her to the Citytrainer programme and she attended Citytraining for adults.