Spotlight is a multicultural network non-profit organization that invests in the development and empowerment of people. It promotes this through concerts/shows, social events, and workshops on music, dances, visual arts, and humanitarian events. We also work to help newcomers integrate into the host community by arts and support their talent . With the ultimate goal of integrating newcomers and minorities into their host communities while supporting their talent, and closing the gap between them.
Who we are ?
We eagerly invite you to participate in our campaign- we believe that this energy will echo all over the world as we applaud for human rights! It’s time to wake up and, show and promote solidarity. The world needs our support – we applaud for that purpose! With this campaign, we will emphasize basic human rights and create awareness of global human right issues. Our goal is to fight prejudice and eliminate discrimination. And we need to act together to achieve that! You can choose a human right issue to applaud to those who got affected by it, and those who fight it- post a short video of your statement and short applause and tag us or send the video via email email@example.com Let’s support this campaign together and send a strong message – take action and become a part of our campaign! Let’s applaud together for human rights!
What we've involved in
Spotlight has participated in nearly 35 cultural and humanitarian projects in The Netherlands, Europe and some of the Middle East.
Our team has engaged with major cultural and artistic institutions like; Tropen Museum, Abba Museum, UNHCR, Vrolijkheid in order to gain experience in this field.
In addition to that we hosted nearly 20 concerts, music festivals and artistic events that included our very own 2 multicultural dance groups and bands.
Our Creative Team
I am Anika Mishra. I was born on the 3rd of May, 2001, in Rourkela, India. I am a first-year International economics & business economics student at Erasmus school of economics, Erasmus university. Art has always played an integral role in my life as I was trained in Indian classical dance and music from the age of 5. As a school student, I considered emphasising on social impact as I engaged with an NGO for mentally-challenged children and organised some workshops on what I learnt in dance from 2017-18. Since October 2019, I am also a part of forward incubator as a student consultant, where I help Mostafa to make spotlight successful in achieving its vision and goals
Marta was born on the 12th of January 2000, in Varaždin, Croatia. She is a dedicated second-year international business administration student at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Throughout the years she developed a strong sense of social issues by volunteering in various organizations, and her goal is to combine her passion for business with social impact. Therefore, as of October 2019, she is a part of the Forward Incubator, a programme that helps newcomers upscale their businesses, and is supporting Mostafa on his entrepreneurial journey to bring the Spotlight into the spotlight. Apart from that, she is an active member of the marketing committee of the Women’s Business Network, promoting gender equality in the corporate world
Gözde was born on November 25, 1991 in Istanbul. She graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Political Science and International Relations in 2018. She is currently a student in Sociology at Istanbul University, where she will soon receive her second BA degree. She has worked voluntarily as an assistant in various organizations for minority youth and women since 2009. She has organizes annual scholarship for minority and refugee university students and has implemented workshops on post-school educations and human rights especially for minority youth in Turkey. She participated as a field worker and researcher for the research review book project on Minorities between 2015-2018, She is currently former minority fellow for the Program of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Gözde, established the “Social Development and Awareness Association” for refugees, minorities and disadvantaged group of people in Gaziantep. She carried out in 6 different social cohesion projects as a coordinator. In the second half of 2019, Gözde received funding from the EU commission with her xenophobia project. She continues to project execution activities with her team in Turkey. She is currently working with Spotlight Team regarding on refugees, human rights and minorities issues in order to make initiatives internationally
Jeanne Labergue was born on the 26th of March 2000 in a small town in Southern France. She is currently studying International Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management. She finds great interest in both the Human Rights and Artistic areas: she started dancing at the age of 5, taking a wide range of classes going from ballet to traditional dances. She got experience in the Human Rights area through UN debate simulations and later on in Forward Incubator where she worked on building an Arabic radio. It is also there that she met Mostafa and became part of the Spotlight Team as a contemporary dancer and a member of the management team
Mahbooba Yousuf was born in Kabul Afghanistan. Currently, Mahbooba is studying software engineer at the University of Eindhoven. She has been working with Spotlight Team for 2 years. She is dedicating herself for many humanitarian issues for instance, migration, human rights
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