Many visitors came to the Open House at the Asylcenter Dianalund. New Times talked to both the danes, the asylum seekers and the staff members from the center. Everyone thought the event was a success and they all enjoyed the food and music together.
The staff from the Asylcenter Dianalund gave visitors a guided in tour of the center. The visitors got to meet staff from both the children’s school and from the adult’s school and clinic. The staff talked about what it means for them to work with asylum seekers and everyone got to taste the delicious food prepared by the asylum seekers.
“I think it’s a good experience for me to come here. It allows me to come and see how the asylum seekers live in the asylum center and it’s a good way to make a real contact between both sides”.
The asylum seekers
“It’s a beautiful experience for me. I enjoyed dancing and eating with the Danes, and I think it’s a good idea to do the open house to allow the Danes to identify with our food and habits. I hope that they work to repeat it again”.
The Red Cross staff members:
“I have had a nice experience here by both being in the music band and by sharing good times with the asylum seekers,” says Borhan.
He continues: “Someone told me, ‘if it’s possible – please make the open house every week!’ So I think events like this provide asylum seekers with energy because they need to get one or two hours of fun where they are not thinking about their future,” he says.
Dancing and eating together
The open house was at the 9 of September 2016. There are about 314 asylum seekers in Dianalund Asylum Center.
Address: Dr. Sellevej 35B 4293 Dianalund