Dutch municipalities are worried that 90 percent of refugees given residency permits in the past years will not be able to find work, according to a survey by Kennisplatform Integratie & Sameleving
The D66 is calling on the government to make 75 million euros available to quickly teach asylum seekers the Dutch language, party leader Alexander Pechtold said on the television program Buitenhof on Sunday
A majority in Dutch parliament wants more money to be made available to give asylum children language lessons for two years, instead of the current one year
The Dutch government is giving municipalities 700 million euros extra this year and next year for asylum seeker integration. The money is intended to be used for education, language lessons and care for asylum seekers
The municipality of Amsterdam is investing 23 million euros into improving the literacy of illiterate people in the city with language lessons, the municipality announced on Friday. In the coming years they hope to reach 14,500 illiterate or low-literate people.
Primary schools urgently need more money for language lessons for child asylum seekers. The government gives money for extra language lessons if a school has more than four asylum children, but it is not nearly enough, according to a study done by education council PO-Raad among 200 schools
Young child asylum seekers need to attend preschool so that they can get used to Dutch life and start learning the Dutch language early, according to the PO-Raad and MO-Groep, the umbrella organizations for primary schools and preschools