Monday, July 6, 2009

Many Amsterdam Children Go to Schools in Developing Countries

Almost 1,200 children from Amsterdam attend schools in countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Ghana. According to the parents, the children can thus keep a better connection with their own culture in these countries and study the Qur’an. The original idea of allowing children to go to school abroad was meant for children who attended schools in neighboring Belgium or Germany. Alderman Asscher (Labor) said that in the future permits will not be given so easily. If these children return to the country they often do not speak correct Dutch and have integration problems.

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