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HOW KUROOSH CAME TO BE

Kuroosh (कुरुश)
“Kuroosh” is a Nepali term for “crochet hook”. It was the art of crocheting, interlocking loops and creating a wonderful piece, that led me in choosing Kuroosh as the name of my company. Crochet has a significant place in my life. My mom introduced the term Kuroosh when I was just a kid. She was an avid crocheter and a knitter. But a day came when she had to stop continuing her passion. After that, Kuroosh was lost among us. No one among her five kids had any serious interest in it. One afternoon four years ago, I just felt the need to learn that skill from her. Maybe I could continue her passion through me. So, I asked her to teach me. It was an emotional request for her which she happily accepted. When that day ended, my hands were familiar with the coordination between yarn and hook. A happy and proud moment for both of us. But how serious I was regarding crochet was visible only after I came to the Netherlands a month after that crochet session. It has been four years now that I have been crocheting. It has become an integral part of my new life here. Kuroosh thus connects me with my mom, my country and at the same time with my new life in Eindhoven. It weaves these lives together in a colorful productive way.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Kuroosh aims at interlocking people, culture and language. Through English as the common language, Kuroosh caters various services like Get in Touch Program (a socio-cultural program founded by Carola Eijsenring, Indigo-Wereld in 2011), Proofreading, Editing, Translating (Nepali- English & vice versa), and English Conversation Meetups, and Crochet workshops, products.

SERVICES

Get In Touch (GiT) For Internationals

Get in Touch (GiT) helps international spouses find an anchoring in their new residence.

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Language

Editing, Proofreading- all levels. Translation, Nepali to English or vice versa. Do you have a project based in Nepal?

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Crochet

Kuroosh provides handmade crochet products (even custom-made), and workshops.

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Megha Vaidya
Founder
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It makes me feel better... I like to be with my friends... So, it makes me feel like I am not a stranger in this city. I have friends. On the other hand, it helps me to practice my English skills.

Negar Arianmehr (Iran)
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For me it's very important to have contact to women like me. We are trying to learn English to have a way of communication between us. All of us are missing our families, especially in this hard year, so for me to take a meeting in the week is a good time to reflect together...new deals, new professional target, new illusion.

Belén Diaz (Spain)
CEO, Alo
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I am so happy to spend time with you. I can improve my English also. Yesterday was a good day I enjoyed very much; climate was super. I was missing my family but after spending time with you, I forgot everything. We should meet every week; I get positive energy.

Prajitha Bijoy (India)

TIMELINE

  • Established

    January 2020

    With a vision to work and support in social and cultural sector, I stepped into this new journey with Kuroosh.

  • ENGLISH CONVERSATION MEETUPS

    February 2020

    With the necessity to practice English first, I began the meetups to provide a platform for GiT spouses. Practice English as well as build friendship and stay connected over a drink and snacks.

  • DOCUMENTATION OF GIT PROJECT

    April 2020

    With support and guidance from Carola Eijsenring (Founder of GiT), and Ed Heerschaap (Living in Coordinator), I initiated documenting journey of Get in Touch www.journeyofgetintouch.com. Thanks to all the spouses and partners for sharing their stories.

  • PH.D. THESIS PROOFREADING

    June 2020

    I received an opportunity to proofread PhD thesis of a student from Nepal with joint study in Nepal and Norway.

  • FIRST CROCHET PRODUCT SALE

    July 2020

    With interesting requests from friends, I crocheted two cockatoo amigurumis and two akita keychains. It was a pleasure working on them.

  • GET IN TOUCH HANDOVER

    September 2020

    On 24th September, Carola Eijsenring officially handed me the responsibility of Get in Touch Program. I was, thus, bestowed upon as a successor to GiT.

  • NEW PHASE OF GIT

    October 2020

    Started Get in Touch Program virtually.

  • NEPALI-ENGLISH TRANSLATION

    October 2020

    Translated interview conducted in Nepali to English for REGEN; a team of 11 students from TU/e (the Netherlands), KTH (Sweden), and PoliTO (Italy) dedicated to sustainable energy technology and micro-entrepreneurship development.

Contact

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