Henri Methorst Award

The Henri Methorst Award is named after the founder of Congrestolken, Henri W. Methorst. The Congrestolken Cooperative regularly awards a sum of money to an institution, organisation or person who has achieved special merit in multilingual or cultural endeavours.

The award was first presented in September 2001. The recipient was the sign-language interpreters'organisation, Nederlandse Bond van Tolken Gebarentaal. The next prize was awarded for English language and writing instruction to children at an orphanage in Soweto. The Dutch Council for Refugees (VluchtelingenWerk Amsterdam) has also received the Henri Methorst Award to set up an NT2 media centre, enabling refugees to study Dutch independently and at their own pace.

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