TIL: In the Netherlands, refugees are required to learn 3 skills: the language, swimming, and how to ride a bike.

Sounds reasonable to me.

@flowfx in the Netherlands, I'd say all three are sensible skills to invest in!

@flowfx @lightweight

to be fair these are exactly the same things any kid growing up in NL is expected to learn, although its more that these things are (understandbly) encouraged rather than compulsory (there are integration centres but like anywhere else in Northern Europe they are still pressurised for funds/resources)

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