RiskCo has been supporting the Speelklok Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands since 2015.
We have chosen to do this based on the personal passion of the RiskCo team. The Speelklok Museum has a rich collection of self-playing musical instruments and gives a historic overview of their development. This century-old manner of programming appealed strongly to our imagination. The craft has developed very fast over the last 150 years. In our blog item From Punched Cards to ProductXpress, we discuss the link between the old-fashioned punched data storage and the software that we use today for actuarial calculations.
We find it very important that the collection and information of the Speelklok Museum remains available to the public. We ourselves visit the museum regularly.
This year, four employees of RiskCo have joined the Singelswim in Utrecht. This way, we wanted to help children who suffer from the disease FSHD. On 14 June, we left the IT and mathematics behind us and swam two kilometers in the open water of the Singel. The money we raised will go to research.
Arjan Nuijten wrote a report about the event and the months leading up to it.
Starters 4 Communities
We are supporting a local Dutch initiative called “Starters4Communities”. As the name implies, they bring together starters and communities in sustainable projects. Knowledge is being shared, starters gain experience and social initiatives are put into practice successfully. This way, everyone benefits.
RiskCo helps this good cause in the area of Utrecht Overvecht, not far from our own headquarters. This way, we can really help our own community and are able to see the results first hand! If you want to learn more about Starters4Communities, please visit their website.
Stichting Omega is a day-care centre for children and adults with multiple complex handicaps. RiskCo has helped Omega to buy several camcorders.
These camcorders form an essential part of the treatment and guidance of the children and (young) adults. Because they cannot express in words what bothers them and how they feel, attention is paid to other signals such as behaviour, facial expressions, body language or sounds. By means of video recordings, the supervisors can watch small signs very closely. This way, they get to know the children and (young) adults better and can channel the programmes more directly to their abilities, wishes and needs. With the camcorders, behaviour that was difficult to understand becomes understandable