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.
SENSE Foundation Brussels’s grant enables 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 girls, by organising trainings on agro-entrepreneurship.
Lively Minds is an NGO working to get rural pre-schoolers in Ghana and Uganda “school-ready”. The first 6 years of a child’s life are a vital time when they are developing the school-readiness skills needed to succeed in school and in future life. Yet, rural children in Uganda do not get the care and education they need to build these, and this adverse start has knock-on effects throughout their lives. The objective for 2021 is to train 10,000 marginalised parents in 290 rural communities in the Mayuge District in Uganda to run free educational Play Schemes for all the pre-schoolers. Parents will also be given monthly parenting workshops, where they learn simple, cost-free ways to provide better care for their children at home, using locally available resources. The expected outcome is that this will lead to improved cognitive, socio-emotional skills and health in 34,000 children aged 3-6 years old.
Right To Play is an international humanitarian and development organisation that pioneers a unique play-based approach to protect, educate and empower children and young people to rise above adversity. Its mission is to use the transformative power of play to overcome the challenging effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities. Founded in 2000, Right To Play works with over 2.3 million children and young people in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports Restoring Hope for Education (ReHopE), a two-year program implemented in the provinces hit by cyclone Idai, in Mozambique in March 2019). The programme aims at improving the access to and quality of education, as well as school safety for over 26,250 children (50% girls) aged 3 to 11.
Geomoun supports local projects focused on respecting children's rights in Haiti and Peru. It aims to strengthen all actors of civil and state society. In Belgium, Geomoun promotes the right to children’s participation through projects encouraging reflection, openness and commitment to be an agent of change.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports Geomoun in the professional training of 30 young single mothers in South-East Haiti.
The Rural Water Supply Network is a vibrant global network of more than 12,000 rural water professionals from 169 countries and 90 organisations. It facilitates access to the information needed by professionals to provide sustainable and reliable water supplies, that can be effectively managed. The network’s objective is to provide sufficient, affordable and safe water within a reasonable distance of rural homes, so that everyone, everywhere can live a dignified and healthy life.
The Mentoring Programme supported by SENSE Foundation Brussels connects young and senior professionals worldwide from the water sector. In 2021, the programme is focusing on women’s participation, as they are an underrepresented group of professionals in the water sector.
L'École à l'Hôpital et à Domicile brings together and supervises approximately 450 volunteer teachers who are ready to help sick children to continue their schooling despite being away from school. With the support of the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, volunteers go to the hospital or to the young person's home, free of charge for the families.
Thanks to SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant, l’École à l’Hôpital helps even more children to keep up to date on the school’s curriculum and maintain their cognitive skills, open up their horizon and think of something else than the disease, bringing their family a breath of fresh air.
Les Jeunesses Scientifiques’ objective is to create, among young people, an interest in science and the world around them, without any form of elitism. The organisation contributes to the training and scientific culture of tomorrow’s adults and to give them the means to be active and informed citizens. The association wishes for everyone to participate, regardless of their financial resources or difficulties. The activities are inclusive, from a social and gender perspective, thus participating in the fight against prejudice and social exclusion.
With SENSE Foundation Brussels’ support, the Expatriation Classes Project offers schools with limited financial resources the opportunity to enrol their students in a community life project including scientific awakening activities, for up to 5 days.
TAJO is a non-profit organisation offering several hundreds of disadvantaged young people (10-18 years) in Ghent, Belgium, a three-year journey of Saturday experience workshops. TAJO aims to show them a better perspective on their future by broadening their network and acquiring more self-knowledge, confidence and resilience. These engaging workshops are taught by guest lecturers from a diverse range of disciplines such as health care, law, nutrition, safety, STEM, entrepreneurship, culture…
SENSE Foundation Brussels helps TAJO to broaden the access its activities to two additional underprivileged neighbourhoods and to reach out to more young people.
TADA is a 100% bilingual (NL/FR) non-profit organisation that offers weekend classes to children aged 10 to 14, living in Brussels' most socioeconomic disadvantaged neighborhoods.
The objectives of TADA are to help these children improve their prospects and open up to new opportunities, to acquire self-confidence, ‘life skills’ and a broader sense of belonging to Belgian society.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports TADA in its efforts to open additional weekend classes and reach out to more children and teenagers.
It is a Public Interest Foundation working in the field of in education, set up by experienced professionals from the business world. Its vision can be encapsulated in one firm belief: appropriate education, that inspires, trains and motivates youngsters to combine professional success together with a positive impact on society, will contribute to solving our major environmental and societal issues. Make It Happen is implementing a program in high schools to enable students to imagine solutions to societal and environmental concerns, answering to the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. This program, based on collective intelligence methodology, does provide students, from privileged and less privileged background, with the 21st century skills and self-esteem required to play a positive role in our society.
SENSE Foundation Brussels helps Make It Happen Foundation in its efforts to develop its activities towards young people.
It is an audio-visual event taking place during the Printemps des Sciences Festival in Brussels, that offers scientific education, promotes research and facilitates the meeting of students and researchers.
The BSFF wishes to enable everyone, whether they are an amateur or expert, to gather around a common interest and to demonstrate through scientific education, what an amazing and entertaining subject science is.
The BSFF Committee ensures the reliability of sources and information and provides a science festival of the highest calibre.
A series of conferences is organised during the festival in 2020, for postgraduate students to present their work to the public and provide a clearer idea of what research represents.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the BSFF in acquiring documentaries' diffusion rights, as well as in attracting renowned speakers. It also helps the Festival in becoming a zero-waste event.
The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading universities and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research and teaching in Medical Sciences and Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Materials Science. Academics undertake both fundamental research and cutting-edge applied work. Research conducted at Oxford tackles major societal and technological challenges. It also holds the Athena Swan Awards, illustrating their commitments to ensuring good practice to encourage gender diversity in science at all levels.
Oxford’s Medical Science researchers work across the full range of biomedical and clinical sciences, seeking to drive forward research into both basic science and translational medicine. Through close collaboration with the UK National Health Service, the Division seeks to develop clinical solutions to urgent healthcare needs such as improved cancer treatment.
Oxford’s researchers in Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biological Sciences are known for their excellence and expertise across a wide number of innovative areas from addressing antibiotic resistance, to understanding plant pathogens, to drug discovery and nanochemistry.
SENSE Foundation Brussels provides Mobility Awards and hardship funds for students enrolled in the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and in the Division of Medical Sciences.
Imperial College London is an exceptional university with a global reputation for teaching and research across four disciplines: engineering, medicine, science and business. Consistently ranked within the top three universities in the UK and Europe, and the top ten worldwide, Imperial attracts the very best students and academics from across the world.
Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences is one of the largest departments of its kind in Europe, with over 100 academic staff, 180 research fellows and post-docs, and over 1300 students. Ranked 2nd in the UK, the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities run along two strands – biochemistry and biological sciences – and support a diverse student body comprised of approximately 60% female students and over 60% from outside the UK.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the Department of Life Sciences to provide more financial help to students in recognition of both academic excellence and financial need. Over the next years, this support will include a scholarship for undergraduates, individual and group prizes for undergraduates and postgraduates, and a hardship fund – a vital lifeline for students struggling to meet the costs of living whilst studying.
AgroParisTech is a higher education and research institute (“Grande Ecole”) aiming at addressing some of the main global challenges of the 21st century : feeding a growing population while sustainably managing territories, preserving natural resources, supporting innovation and integrating the bioeconomy.
The AgroParisTech Foundation spreads out seeds and fertilises the AgroParisTech’s breeding ground. The Foundation brings a financial and skills sponsorship to projects through three programs: Learn!, Take on !, Undertake !
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the Learners' program through attractivity grants for international students, mobility grants for French government grant holders as well as emergency grants.
CentraleSupélec, a Public Institution of a scientific, cultural and professional nature, was created by the merging of École Centrale Paris and Supélec in January 2015.
Today, CentraleSupélec consists of 3 campuses in France. It has 4,300 students, 3,200 being engineering students and includes 16 laboratories or research teams.
CentraleSupélec is a reference centre in the field of engineering sciences and systems and a leading School in higher education and research, ranked among the best institutions in the world. CentraleSupélec is a founding member of Paris-Saclay University and chairs the École Centrale Group.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the « Sebastienne Guyot » grants, aiming at supporting female students in their engineering degrees at CentraleSupelec.
They target motivated candidates facing financial difficulties and provide them with the best conditions possible to succeed in their studies.
The UCL is the largest university in French-speaking Belgium (31 000 students) and ranks in the top 15% of universities worldwide. Its 21 research institutes, 38 technology platforms, two university hospitals and three science parks home almost 300 companies and 66 spin-offs in activity are a testament to its research prowess. UCLouvain commits as a whole cutting-edge research and innovation in collaboration with both the corporate world and society.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports staff at the Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology, as well as mobility grants for students enrolled in the Bioscience Engineering Faculty, in the field of genetics and sustainable nutrition. SENSE Foundation Brussels also provides the UCL with emergency grants for students facing temporary, specific hardship.
The mission of the Fondation ULB is to support innovative research projects at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and to help researchers at the forefront of their discipline to achieve significant scientific progress.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the research project CLEAN: while the world reliance on combustion is set to continue, to satisfy our energy needs, we need to advance combustion science to develop new technologies that can handle CO2-neutral fuels efficiently, and without producing pollutants. Some examples of new combustion technologies have been proposed recently, and implemented in some practical devices. However, these low-emissions combustion regimes are very complex and very difficult to predict, making impossible to transpose solutions from one industrial configuration to another.
CLEAN aims to combine the most recent advances in computer science and high performance computing, to decode the complexity of turbulent reacting flows and develop new models that can be used, with confidence, to develop fuel-flexible, efficient and clean combustion technologies.
La Cambre is one of Belgium’s leading art and design schools. Founded in 1927 by the architect and designer Henry van de Velde, the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre (ENSAV) has nearly 650 students in 18 different departments: ceramics, animation, drawing, urban design, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, and fine art conservation & restoration. Its design departments include industrial and textile design, book design and bookbinding, interior design, set design, fashion and accessories design, as well as graphic and visual communication and typography.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the school's International Fund, enabling students to pursue projects abroad.
Created in 1962, INSAS is a public university college in performing arts, specialising in audiovisual and theatre studies.
SENSE Foundation Brussels provides bursaries for the new Certificat en Danse starting in January 2020, organised in partnership with La Cambre (ENSAV) and Charleroi Danse. The foundation also supports bursaries for outstanding graduating students in arts to attend additional training and/or start their professional journey.
The « lycée Sainte Geneviève » ("Ginette"), located in Versailles, France, is a prep-school dedicated to the students who want to enter Engineering, Agronomy or Business schools.
Its aim is to foster its 875 boarding students’ taste for excellence, responsibilities and the desire to dedicate one’s life to serving others. The experience gathered during the years spent at Ginette is the ground basis for further commitments in enterprises, civil or military service, as well as families and associations.
Fondation Ginette’ social purpose includes granting financial support to students in needs, in full coordination with the school’s Director.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports Ginette as part of the national French program “Boarding School of Success”, which provides promising students from underprivileged backgrounds with an access to a school where their potential can blossom to its full extent.