Charitable Organisations

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KIYO NGO - RDC

 

KIYO focuses its work on youth empowerment in Belgium, Burundi, Brazil, DR Congo, Morocco and the Philippines. KIYO works with local partners who are experts in empowering young people between 12 and 25 years old through social circus, sports, inclusive theatre, formal education, etc.

Through this project, SENSE Foundation Brussels will enable KIYO to support 240 excluded youth from North and South Kivu (DRC) towards economic empowerment and the realisation of their rights. Together with its local partner ADED, KIYO wants to make agriculture attractive as a decent and sustainable source of income among youth, especially for girls, by organising trainings on agro-entrepreneurship.

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Sensorial Handicap Cooperation NGO - Senegal

 

SHC's mission is to promote the integration and development of blind and visually impaired children, deaf and hard of hearing, through the establishment of a suitable, qualitative and accessible educational environment. To this end, it contributes to the long-term strengthening of local structures in the field of sensory disability, by training trainers and faculty and setting up infrastructure and equipment adapted to the type of disability.  In order to fully contribute to the integration of these young people into society, SHC also uses medical, paramedical, social, environmental and economic components into its projects.

SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant would enable SHC, through its local partner, INEFJA, to support the education of blind and visually impaired children in 4 regions of Senegal through fifteen inclusive schools.

Geomoun ONG - Haïti

Geomoun supports local initiative projects focused on respecting children's rights in Haiti and Peru. It aims to strengthen all actors in civil and state society. In Belgium, Geomoun promotes the right to children’s participation through projects promoting reflection, openness and commitment to be an agent of change.

SENSE Foundation Brussels would support professional training for in-demand jobs, for 30 young single mothers in South-East Haiti and help them find a / or creat their own job.

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Oeuvre de Suivi, Education et Protection des Enfants de Rue "OSEPER" asbl - RDC

OSEPER assists more than 2,660 children and young people in the street of Kinshasa with its ambulances, to more than 300 within these centres of reception and temporary accommodation and to more than 620 children in support after socio-family reunification. [EF1] [FG2] Its fundamental goal is the familial and social reintegration of street children and young people in Kinshasa.

With the support of SENSE Foundation Brussels, OSEPER intends to awaken the artistic and sporting talents of children and young people in street situations. Their objectives are to:

  -Train and Increase the self-esteem of up to 100 children and young people through socio-cultural and artistic activities;

  - Introduce 100 children and young people to computer science.

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Association Aurore - France

 

Aurore association’s mission is to welcome and support people in precarious or excluded situations to regain autonomy, through accommodation, care and professional integration. Recognised as a public utility organisation since 1875, the association relies on its experience to offer and experiment with innovative forms of care, which adapt to the evolution of the phenomena of precariousness and exclusion.

Based on values of solidarity, integration and circular economy, the Ressourcerie project is structured around 4 workshops allowing 90 people to get a work experience. The objective is the recycling of objects and waste collected from individuals and local businesses. To this end, the support of SENSE Foundation Brussels would allow the purchase of a professional shredder.

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Les Oeuvres de la Mie de Pain - France

 

The non-profit organisation Les Oeuvres de la Mie de Pain welcomes the most vulnerable people through a day centre, a men's accommodation centre, two women's accommodation centres, a young workers hostel, a boarding house and integration projects. The support of SENSE Foundation Brussels would be dedicated to the health centre ensuring a medical presence within the Refuge and makes it possible to refer people in precarious situations to existing official structures

SENSE's support would, in addition, make it possible to offer physical activity to women with vulnerabilities, homeless and isolated. Mixed and single-sex workshops will be offered in order to promote the (re) construction of self-esteem, the remobilization of the body and confidence in others in a secure environment.

L’Arche d´Avenirs is Paris’ largest day centre. With the support of SENSE Foundation Brussels, and to improve women’s integration, L’Arche d’Avenir offers physical activities to women who are homeless and isolated. Mixed and single-sex workshops will be offered in order to promote the (re) construction of self-esteem, the remobilization of the body, in a comprehensive support approach.

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L'Îlot - Sortir du sans-abrisme asbl - Belgium

 

For the past 60 years, in Brussels and Wallonia, L'Ilot's mission has been to answer the needs faced by homeless people in situations of great precariousness, organising throughout the year a wide and diversified offer of services, all adapted to the particular situations of these individuals or families.

Thanks to individual and tailored psychosocial support, L’Ilot seeks to build decent and sustainable solutions, allowing people to leave homelessness for good and to care for themselves in the future. L’Ilot works around 5 pillars: emergency shelter, temporary accommodation, housing, training and employment, food health.

In 2018, L'Ilot welcomed and accompanied more than 1260 homeless people, among whom 101 were able to find stable housing.

SENSE Foundation Brussels' donation specifically help the following projects:

- Les pots de l'Ilot;

- C.A.B.A.S.: Comptoir de l’Alimentation Bruxellois Alternatif et Social;

- The renovation and refurbishment of L'Ilot's day care centre.

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SOS Children's Villages - Belgium

SOS Children’s Villages works to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing it.  Every child has the right to quality care. It means a safe and caring environment for the child to grow and reach their full potential.

An estimated 220 million of the world’s children are growing up without adequate parental care. They are growing up alone. Being alone is not just about having people around. It's about being listened to. It's about having a supportive community and friends. It's about feeling connected. It's about knowing that you have someone who cares for you.

To support them SOS Children’s Villages provides holistic support and high quality services in 136 countries and territories, Belgium includes. For 70 years, we work with children, families, communities and states to provide a loving home for children who need alternative care and to prevent family breakdown. 

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the CREA-CULTURE Project, which aims to strengthen the physical, social and mental capacities of children, bringing together all sporting, artistic or cultural activities.

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"Le Bateau ivre - Maison d'accueil" asbl - Belgium

 

Since 1978, "Le Bateau ivre - Home ASBL", located in Watermael Boitsfort, welcomes children and teenagers who have encountered serious difficulties  in their family environment and need to be placed.

This small shelter offers a welcoming environment to boys and girls, from 18 months old to 18 years old, where the key values of attention, respect and support are shared between the children, the pedagogical team and the volunteers.

There, the children can find some serenity and strength to try and rebuild their lives. It’s also a place where the team will try and work with families to maintain the link with their child, preparing, if and when possible, for its return within the family.

When this is not possible, the Bateau ivre team will accompany the young person until his / her majority and help him / her to settle in adult life.

In this warm and welcoming home, a strong focus is put on children’s health and schooling, the main assets that will allow them to make it out in life.

Le Bateau ivre is a registered Youth Aid service of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. 

SENSE Foundation Brussels' donation allows the organisation to setup a playground compliant with safety standards on its grounds and to offer children a holiday stay in the Belgian countryside.

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Infirmiers de Rue asbl - Belgium

Launched in 2006 by Emilie Meessen et Sara Janssens, this nonprofit organisation fights for the end of homelessness, working for the sustainable reintegration of homeless people, mainly addressing their hygiene needs and the valorisation of their talents.

Street work is complemented by the collaboration of the different actors of the psycho-medico-social network. The follow-up of the patient is prolonged until his stabilisation in housing, and a support network is formed around him. This integral approach ensures the durability of the organisation's actions and prevents a return to the street.

Infirmiers de Rue's vision is of a society without homelessness. They are convinced that it is not inevitable, neither for the person nor for society.

SN has been operational in Liège since 13 of May 2019 and SENSE Foundation Brussels support the development of their activities in the region.

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Société Royale de Philanthropie, Fondation d'Utilité Publique - Belgium

 

The Société Royale de Philanthropie supports the local communities in Brussels that are less fortunate. They mostly act by granting microloans with 0% interest rates.
The financial support is never given directly to the beneficiaries but sent to the creditors: schools, hospitals, landlords, energy suppliers, public transportation services, etc.
The SRP also grants money to the elderly who do not earn a sufficient retirement pension to live decently. In addition, volunteers spend time with them, so they do not feel lonely, have someone to talk to and receive human warmth.
Some funds are also given towards education programs and child help. The money is invested in homes for children, teenagers or handicapped people. It supports tangible projects such as homework schools, vocational trainings, etc.

Each month, the organisation gives its support to a food bank in order to get some goods that can be distributed.

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La Lumière asbl - Belgium

 

Since 1919, La Lumière’s mission is to bring to persons who are blind or whose vision is impaired, the social and medical training that will enable them to reach autonomy, social inclusion and citizenship.

The association welcomes, listens to and accompanies its beneficiaries, helping them to fulfill their life project, thanks to individual and collective answers. All their actions aim at empowering blind and visually impaired people of all ages.

 La Lumière gathers a whole team of professionals and proposes all the technical aids available today.  It organise multiples cultural activities as well. Ordinary schooling and education, employment and autonomy are at the center of the organisation’s mission.  Inclusion in happiness is what it aims for.

SENSE Foundation Brussels supports La Lumière for the digitisation of their library in braille and on audio support.

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Entrevues asbl - Belgium

 

Entrevues aims at improving the mobility of visually impaired people through the provision of certified guide dogs to help them get a maximum level of autonomy and independence. The organisation’s main activities are:

- Specific dog training;

- Training visually impaired people how to behave with the guide dog;

- Training visually impaired people with the use of white cane and with spatial orientation technics;

- Public awareness.

Support from the SENSE Foundation would contribute to the training of a guide dog, who would then be matched with a visually impaired person.

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TECHO - Latin America (18 countries)

 

TECHO brings together young volunteers and families living in poverty to transform slums into thriving communities across Latin America. To date, TECHO has built more than 150,000 emergency homes for families in need, engaging 1.5 million volunteers in its construction efforts. Due to the impact of COVID-19, TECHO launched the Empathy Pact, a global movement to support vulnerable families affected by the pandemic via the distribution of emergency kits.

SENSE Foundation Brussels’ support to the Empathy Pact will help scale the distribution of emergency kits to vulnerable families in multiple countries in the region, allowing these families to find new job opportunities without having to worry about basic needs such as food and hygiene items.

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