Health & Sciences
blueEnergy aims to sustainably improve the living conditions of marginalised communities in Nicaragua and Ethiopia Its programs include access to drinkable Water, Sanitation, and Health, food security through agroecological methods, waste treatment and access to renewable energies.
The project for which support is requested aims at improbing food security and economic opportunities on the South Caribbean coast where people are particularly affected by malnutrition. It also seeks to protect biodiversity through biointensive methods mixing seed species resulting in natural creation of new hybrids adapted to their environment.
Target beneficiaries are disadvantaged families (mostly led by women), people with disabilities, caregivers, elders, and agroforestry students from indigenous communities. The project will develop agroecological practices, nutrition awareness and entrepreneurship, and support families and communities for the creation and maintenance of their gardens where they cultivate different vegetables and fruits.
Re-Source is the first comprehensive support center for cancer patients and their loved ones in the Brussels Region.
The objective of the association is to offer a warm space where all can receive attention, listening and psychological support.
Through a broad program of activities complementing the conventional oncology care, the association encourages the patient to become an active participant in its own healing process.
This support, inspired by the principles of integrative medicine, revolves around 4 main pillars: Being, Moving, Eating, Sharing.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports Re-Source in the refurbishment of its holistic support center in Brussels.
Sun Child is a nonprofit organization which helps financially and morally disadvantaged families who have a seriously ill child.
Sun Child has established partnerships with hospitals and medical institutions in Belgium which, based on social criteria, send him the files of seriously ill children.
In regular contact with social workers, Sun Child's mission is to meet the needs of vulnerable families living in Belgium.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the association for the coverage of the costs related to the transportation of children to health care facilities by volunteer drivers, art therapy workshops and volunteers' trainings.
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.
World Duchenne Organization/UPPMD is the largest, most influential and impactful patient organisation in Rare Diseases. It’s dedicated to improving the quality of care, medicines development, and access to innovative therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy / Becker Muscular Distrophy (DMD/BMD) patients.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports UPPMD in empowering patients and parents with DMD in South America, South Asia and Africa, educating and mentoring patient advocates while supporting them to launch, develop and sustain new Patient Organisations.
The education pillar will be powered by the Duchenne Patient Academy, an open multi-stakeholder educational platform where experts from every field meet with global DMD advocacy leaders to exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices.
The Bayon school supports 400 beneficiaries in Cambodia in the following fields of action: general education with a completely free primary school; social support and support for families; sustainable agriculture; professional training; hygiene, health and food.
Following a study conducted in early 2020, the association decided to work on improving access to water and hygiene for the most disadvantaged families in its program. SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant would enable the Bayon School to invest in sand filters for 85 families and train families to use them through a partnership with the Water For Cambodia association. The Bayon School will also install 45 toilets for families who have no access to latrines.
The non-profit organisation “Center KASALA” is a medico-psycho-social centre based in Bukavu in the province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. It aims at contributing to the fight against poverty in the DRC and to the equal development of all, by supporting school projects through a holistic intervention.
With the support of SENSE Foundation Brussels Center KASALA could supply water to the primary school camp SAIO and allow the 1200 students, to have access to drinking water at the school. The project would also support students with psychosocial and socioeconomic difficulties to continue the school year, with the support of psychologists and volunteer social workers.
The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is a vibrant global network of more than 12,000 rural water professionals from 169 countries and 90 organisations. They facilitate access to the information needed by professionals to provide sustainable and reliable water supplies, that can be effectively managed. The 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 will be focusing on women’s participation, as they are an underrepresented group of professionals in the water sector.
La Vie-là is the "patient house", open to all patients treated for cancer at the Clinique Saint Pierre (Ottignies, Belgium) that is also accessible to patients from surrounding hospitals. This healing house provides comprehensive care for patients according to the principle of integrative medicine.
SENSE Foundation Brussels’ grant would support La Vie-là to improve the patients’ quality of life, by reducing stress, depression and chronic pain and by improving tolerance to treatments while creating social bonding through the many workshops offered and meetings within the house; This holistic approach also aims at reducing the recurrence rate by improving compliance with treatments, modifying health behaviour and improving immunity induced by overall well-being (sports, diet, mindfulness, relaxation therapy, psychological support, etc. ).
The Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui - UMC, one of the first hospitals in Lebanon, is a multidisciplinary care hospital, with a mission to treat all patients without any exception regardless of race, class or creed.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supported The Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui to face the difficulties encountered following the explosion of August 4, 2020 at the port of Beirut. Just 1.3 km away from the blast location, this hospital was one of the most affected by the explosion. SENSE Foundation supports helped with the overall operations of taking care of the wounded, cleaning the site and purchasing emergency equipment.
For many hospitals in Africa, offering quality healthcare is a major challenge. There are various reasons for this: a lack of facilities, limited training opportunities, a difficult supply of medicines, and more. However, every person on Earth should have the right to quality healthcare.
This is why Medics Without Vacation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) of Belgian origin, is entering into sustainable partnerships with 37 hospitals in five African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. Medics Without Vacation assist their partner hospitals in the long term, so that they can offer high-quality healthcare to their patients.
SENSE Foundation Brussels supports the purchase of medical equipment as part of training sessions for teams deployed in the South Kivu province of DR Congo. Sessions are focusing on hospital hygiene and health and safety aspects, following an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the region in August 2019.