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 vital skills and this adverse start has knock-on effects throughout their lives. in the objectives for 20201 are to train 10,000 marginalised parents in 290 rural communities in Mayuge District in Uganda to run free educational Play Schemes for all their communities’ pre-schoolers. The 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 outcomes are that this will lead to improved cognitive, socio-emotional skills and health in 34,000 children aged 3-6 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 could support Restoring Hope for Education (ReHopE), a two-year program implemented in the cyclone Idai (Mozambique March 2019)-hit provinces, which aims at improving the access to and quality of education, as well as school safety for over 26,250 girls and boys (50% girls) aged 3 to 11.
The objective of Jeunesses scientifiques is to create, among young people, an interest in science and the world around them, without any form of elitism. The organisation intends to contribute to the training and scientific culture of tomorrow’s adults and to give them the means to be active and committed 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. Moreover, respect for the environment and the defence of a sustainable model of society are at the heart of the association's concerns.
With SENSE Foundation support, the expatriation classes (CDP) will offer 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 aiming to offer 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 in life. These engaging workshops are taught by professional’s guest lecturers from a diverse range of disciplines such as well-being, health care, law, nutrition, safety, STEM, entrepreneurship, culture…
The objective of the project is to broaden the access to the TAJO (educational, health and cultural) activities to 2 additional underprivileged neighbourhoods and to reach out to more youngsters.
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.