Dirkje van den Berg did a four month internship with Sonke’s MenCare Project. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 2013 and her Master’s degree in Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam in 2014.
During her academic career, she did research around the cooperation between diverse organisations that are supporting victims of domestic violence in the Netherlands, within Pedagogical Sciences. Dirkje also did research evaluating the effectiveness of parental praise on young children in the Netherlands.
She is particularly interested in issues about parenting in various cultural contexts. The combination of her academic experiences and passion led her to the MenCare program. During her internship she evaluated the programme.