Nearly twenty students of student society SSR-W and 14 mentally restricted had a great time together last Saturday. They danced and played shovelboard games; they painted an underwater scene. In short, they 'prokkelled'.
The prokkel is a Dutch term for an invigorating encounter between someone who is mentally restricted and someone who is not. Every year in June, tens of such meetings are organized. SSR-W worked together with 'de Gele Knalpot' which organizes fun evenings every Wednesday for the physically and the mentally restricted. Stichting Solidez also helped out with the prokkel in Wageningen.
Esther had an exhilarating afternoon. 'They say what's on their minds: "He's teasing me, isn't he? So I will tease him back." And if they are not interested to take part, they say so right away.'