Slightly more Dutch women take top jobs in the Netherlands
There was a slight increase in the number of women in top jobs at 250 Dutch firms which have signed a government charter committing themselves to change, news agency ANP says on Tuesday. Women accounted for 20.9% of board level jobs at the companies by the end of last year, compared with 19.8% in 2013. The Dutch government has an official target of 30% and ministers have threatened to bring in quotas unless firms start promoting more women to top jobs.
‘Is this white enough for you?’ say two Amsterdam primary schools
Two Amsterdam primary schools with predominantly ethnic minority pupils on Friday launch a campaign for more white children to attend, using provocative t-shirts. The schools, one in the Rivierenbuurt and one in the trendy Pijp district, have decided to draw attention to their plight by ‘going white’ for the day. Pupils will wear t-shirts with the slogan ‘is this white enough for you?’ and parents and teachers will also wear white clothing, the Parool reports.
Source: Parool and DutchNews
No additional stories will be published by Clavis Publishers as result of the 2014 international children's stories competition
During the awards ceremony of our international children's stories competition, Clavis Publishers announced that the best stories would be re-read by them. Possibly, one or more stories would be selected and published. Clavis Publishers has finished reading the best stories and decided that no additional stories will be published.
The only two stories that will be illustrated and published as children's books are the two winning stories:
De Grote vijf by Bella Makatini (category 1-3 years)
What can your grandma do? by Anne Sawan (category 4-6 years).
The winners of the 2015 international children's stories competition
In november 2014 we announced the two winners of our 2014 international children's stories competition.
The winner of the 1-3 years category is Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, the Netherlands.
The winner of the category 4-6 years is Anne Sawan, from the United States of America.
Each winner has written a short background piece about themselves. You can read their pieces here.
Winners International Children's Stories Competition 2014
And the winning stories of the International Children's Stores Competition are: ''De grote vijf'' in the 1-3 age category by Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, The Netherlands and ''What can your Grandma do?'' in the 4-6 age category by Anne Sawan from Medfield, USA!
Many congratulations to both of you!