The commencement of the 2024 Spelletjesdag series was marked by the first event on January 27. Approximately 50 asylum seekers and refugees, mainly from the vicinity of Amsterdam, actively participated in this gathering. The participants engaged in social activities, played games, and attended an informative session facilitated by representatives from the LGBT World Beside. During the session, the organization presented its projects and plans for the year 2024.
The financial support for this inaugural Spelletjesdag event, along with the subsequent five events, is provided by Oranje Fonds and Het Blauwe Fonds. Their generous contributions ensure the continuity of these gatherings, promoting community engagement and understanding among LGBT asylum seekers and refugees from post-Soviet countries. The collaborative efforts of organizers, sponsors, and participants are anticipated to result in a series of inclusive and meaningful Spelletjesdag events throughout the year.