“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.
Kuroosh aims at interlocking people, culture and language. Through English as the common language, Kuroosh caters various services like Get in Touch Program (socio-cultural), Proofreading, Editing, Translating (Nepali- English & vice versa), and English Conversation Meetups, and Crochet workshops, products.
Get in Touch (GiT) helps international spouses find an anchoring in their new residence. It helps find their way in the city, build and strengthen their social networks and prepare themselves for new meaningful steps in their lives. Eventually leading towards sense of ‘belonging’ here and feeling at home and often even to finding paid or unpaid work.
GiT offers Weekly activities; Excursions in and around Eindhoven; Membership of Get in Touch (GiT) Family; Workshops; Start building a new personal network; Language lessons in both English and Dutch; and Short track projects.
Editing, Proofreading- all levels. Translation, Nepali to English or vice versa. Do you have a project based in Nepal? Are you looking for someone to give you a general scenario of how it is in Nepal (people, culture, weather)? Are you looking for someone who can translate your research questions to Nepali and the answers from Nepali to English? Kuroosh is here to bridge that gap.
तपाईंलाई सञ्चै छ? (Tapainlai sanchai cha?) - Formal
तिमीलाई सञ्चै छ? (Timilai sanchai cha?) - Informal
Want to gift unique handmade stuffs to your friends or for yourself? Want to learn the basics of crocheting or how to make a bunny?
Kuroosh provides handmade crochet products (even custom-made), and workshops.
Amigurumis; Appliques; Basics of crocheting; Baby Blankets; Clothing (Ponchos, Scarfs, Hats, Gloves,…); Earrings; Home Decorations; Magnets; Keychains, and many more.
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.
I moved to the Netherlands because my husband started Post-doc in TU/e. At the time when we moved, he also had a job offer in Germany. But we decided to go for the Netherlands for two reasons: the first because we knew that the English language was easily spoken here and this was a very important point for the main integration, or at least for interacting with the people around. The second reason was the Get in Touch program. TU/e sponsored this program for the employee, and we thought that was interesting. But I could not imagine at that time that it would become a new part of my family. I think that I have been very lucky to come in Eindhoven exactly in that period, or maybe it was just my destiny. I connected in a special way with other spouses who are now my very best friends. We shared many things together during the GiT meetings and outside.
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.
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.
With a vision to work and support in social and cultural sector, I stepped into this new journey with Kuroosh.
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.
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.
I received an opportunity to proofread PhD thesis of a student from Nepal with joint study in Nepal and Norway.
With interesting requests from friends, I crocheted two cockatoo amigurumis and two akita keychains. It was a pleasure working on them.
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.
Started Get in Touch Program virtually.
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.
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