Partners

Contact person: Alain ENGLEBERT, Président du CA
Phone: +32-(0)495/586.807
Email: info@enavantlesenfants.be

'En avant les enfants' is a Belgian non-profit association that has operated in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998. Its objective is to help young victims of war and its consequences in the Great Lakes region to rebuild their lives. Each year, several thousand children receive help via three projects (INUKA, NGANGI and KILA SIKU). 

 

Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 → Permanent
Community support for the socio-economic reintegration of girls and their siblings in the east of the DRC
Contact person: Mme Kaloma BAMIRIYO
Phone: +243.81.478.82.00
Email: kaloma@live.be

ACADEC (Association Congolaise d’Appui au Développement Communautaire - Congolese Community Development Support Association), is an association under Congolese law founded in 2009. Its aim is to combat nutritional deficiencies and promote access to healthcare and education. This association was founded by Mrs Kaloma Bamiriyo, a Belgian resident of Congolese origin who directly manages the project by living there several months a year. For over 40 years she worked as a nurse at Saint Luc and Saint Michel hospitals in Brussels. Concerned by the poverty in her country, the DRC, at the age of 60, she decided to invest in a development project to help the most destitute Congolese.

Kaloma is seconded by a team permanently based on site who take care of the agricultural project and help families, widows, unemployed youths and orphans. The project is carried out directly by the village inhabitants themselves who are all beneficiaries of the different projects, whether in the field of agriculture, education or health.

 The project is supported in Belgium by the Centre Ste Thérèse, represented by Mr and Mrs Jacques van Ypersele de Strihou, who are also involved in India and the Philippines. 

Democratic Republic of Congo
2010 → 2013
Improving the nutritional situation of young children

The Catholic Near East Welfare Association - Pontifical Mission is an organisation which plans, carries out and manages various types of projects with a social and humanitarian vocation in different countries in the Middle East.

 

Jordan
2011 → 2015
Education of refugee children and adolescents living in poverty
Contact person: Sœur Antoinette Odisho
Phone: + 962(6)464.9240
Email: pmp@cyberia.jo

The Franciscan nuns helped to host refugee families and started an informal education programme for children (around 200 children) at their premises in 2007 until the Jordanian government agreed to integrate the refugee children into public schools.

 

Jordan
2011 → 2015
Education of refugee children and adolescents living in poverty
Contact person: Mme Monica Pauer
Phone: 00-54-221-491.45.55
Email: comunicacion@emmanuel.org.ar

A pioneer of family foster care in Argentina, endeavouring to avoid placing children in institutions, Fundación Emmanuel's mission is based on four primary elements:

1) strengthening family and inter-family ties by organising community actions;

2) supporting families experiencing difficulties in order to keep them from breaking up;

3) training and supporting foster families;

4) training various psycho-social actors in the methodology of fostering. These different activities are aimed at giving families back their human dignity so they can hold their heads up high.

Fundación Emmanuel has a Belgian branch run by a group of volunteers whose mission is to promote the foundation and the social work performed in Argentina, and naturally to raise funds.

Contact person: Mme Alessandra AULA, Secrétaire Générale
Phone: +33 1 53 35 01 00
Email: alessandra.aula@bice.org

The Bureau International Catholique de l'Enfance (International Catholic Child Bureau) is an international network of organisations committed to the promotion and protection of children's dignity and rights. It operates in 66 countries on four continents. The association enjoys a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Council of Europe and develops operational relationships with UNESCO.

 

Address in Belgium

Chaussée de Wavre 205

1050 Bruxelles

Argentina
2011 → 2016
Sustainable actions for 'comprehensive' community education in order to enable children, families and communities to become empowered in effecting their own personal and social change
Contact person: M. Daniel TURIEL, Directeur d’ACTEC
Phone: + 32 (0)2 735 10 31
Email: brussels@actec-ong.org

The Belgian NGO ACTEC has operated in Haiti since 1995. It supports professional training in the 'Mains Ouvertes' schools, the Salesian school 'La Saline' and the 'Saint Joseph' technical training centre.

 

Burundi
2008 → 2010
Contribution to financing the construction of the nursing school and providing it with equipment to meet the needs of the REMA hospital's staff, and more generally, to respond to the lack of...
Haïti
2011 → 2018
Educational and technical training centres for children and young people from very poor backgrounds, whose difficulties (financial, family, etc.) were exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake
Haïti
2016
Renovation of damaged classrooms for the 600 pupils of a school in Port-au-Prince.

This non-profit association, founded in the late 1970s by two primary school teachers based in Haiti, manages four schools which mainly accept young Haitians who have no access to public education: poor children whose parents cannot afford school fees, orphaned children, children who have fallen behind at school...

 

Haïti
2011 → 2018
Educational and technical training centres for children and young people from very poor backgrounds, whose difficulties (financial, family, etc.) were exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake
Haïti
2016
Renovation of damaged classrooms for the 600 pupils of a school in Port-au-Prince.

The Salesian Sisters have been active in Haiti since 1935 and they devote themselves to general and professional education, literacy and social advancement. Each year some 18,000 children and young people benefit from the FMA Sisters' top-quality educational services.

 

Haïti
2011 → 2018
Educational and technical training centres for children and young people from very poor backgrounds, whose difficulties (financial, family, etc.) were exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake
India
2007
Hosting rural children who have emigrated to Bangalore; helping these children to return to their original communities.
Contact person: M. Richard Nijimbere, coordinateur adjoint de la coordinatrice, Marguerite Barankitse.
Phone: Fixe +257-22.40.60.12 + mobile +257-77.73.44.48
Email: mshalom@usan-bu.net

Maison Shalom is a non-profit association under Burundi law, founded in 1993 by Marguerite Barankitse. Its aim is to "build a world which is a great place to live". Its main mission is to support the education, socio-cultural and economic rehabilitation of orphans and other vulnerable children. It also aims to promote health with a view to integrated development.   

 

Address
Maison Shalom Ruyigi
B.P. 2533 Bujumbura, BURUNDI

Burundi
2008 → 2010
Contribution to financing the construction of the nursing school and providing it with equipment to meet the needs of the REMA hospital's staff, and more generally, to respond to the lack of...
Burundi
2006 → Permanent
Implementation and operation of a referral hospital in Ruyigi
Contact person: Mme Rubina MAZHAR (Présidente et fondatrice)
Phone: 00-91-986-6174665 
Email: rubina@safaindia.org

SAFA is an NGO under Indian law founded in 2006 by a Muslim woman driven by a progressive vision of Islam who lived for 10 years in Saudi Arabia, where she started campaigning for Sri Lankan women who are outrageously exploited as domestic workers.

SAFA, as a social enterprise which respects the local culture, is convinced that the socio-economic development of women starts with education and the creation of income (source of independence). The association thus decided to help illiterate urban women and assist them with the education of their children. Most members of the board of directors are university educated women.

SAFA enjoys both national and international recognition. (At a national level, for example, the organisation received the Sadguru Gnanananda prize for social entrepreneurship and fraternity in 2010, awarded to President Rubina Mazhar in Chennai). It receives few donations in India; for the 2010/2012 period, the ‘Fondation Jean François Peterbroeck’ was the only foreign sponsor.

Slogan 

To empower a girl is to empower a family.’

India
2010 → 2015
Schooling for girls and awareness-raising among children about health, the environment and their basic rights in the shanty towns of Hyderabad

The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles was founded in the 19th century by an Austrian Jesuit priest. His vocation was to “go where no-one wants to go”. The head office is based in Vienna. Of the 850 nuns currently making up this congregation, 700 are Indian or work in India.

 

India
2007 → 2015
Helping 'outcast', orphaned and physically disabled children and young people through education and helping them to thrive
Uganda
2010
Contribution to the purchase of a plot of land and construction of a school in the shanty town of Soweto (Jinja).
Contact person: Johanna Vandamme
Phone: +32 2 503 11 54
Email: etm.kdw.brussels@skynet.be

Enfance Tiers Monde/Kinderen Derde Wereld (ETM/KDW) is a national development organisation with no political, religious or governmental ties, focusing on children. 

 

India
2007
Hosting rural children who have emigrated to Bangalore; helping these children to return to their original communities.
India
2007 → 2015
Helping 'outcast', orphaned and physically disabled children and young people through education and helping them to thrive
Mexico
2012
Financial contributions to help families replace the sheet metal roofing of their homes.
Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 → Permanent
Community support for the socio-economic reintegration of girls and their siblings in the east of the DRC
Contact person: M. Clément Nzungu Mavinga (Directeur)
Phone: 00-243-99.99.888.21
Email: berps_kangu@yahoo.fr

The 'Centre pour la Promotion de la Santé' is located in the region of Bas-Congo, in the far west of the country. It is a Congolese NGO founded on 7 September 1966 by Doctor Jacques Courtejoie, former expert at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva. The centre is run by a team of three people. Its manager, Mr Clément Nzungu Mavinga, is a public health assistant; Dr Courtejoie participates as a technical advisor. The CPS has many top quality references; its work is spread throughout the Congo and is well-known in the country and beyond. 

Contacts 

Centre pour la Promotion de la Santé, BP 1800 Kangu-Mayumbe (BC), République Démocratique du Congo.

Directeur : M. Clément Nzungu Mavinga

Directeur adjoint : M. Roger Mabiala Zimuangu

Conseiller technique : Dr Jacques Courtejoie

Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 → 2014
Building medical libraries
Contact person: Kathleen KLEINERMANN
Phone: +32 (0)2 269.00.59
Email: kathleen.kleinermann@gmail.com
Belgium
2008 → Permanent
Special-needs secondary school for young people with autism
Belgium
2011
Enabling foreign minors to become independent
Brazil
2007 → 2008
Providing care, education, training and socio-economic integration for girls removed from parental care by the authorities.
Madagascar
2007 → 2008
Improving the social situation of disabled girls
Mali
2008 → 2010
Improving schooling conditions in a small bush village
Mali
2010
Medical, psychological and socio-educational care for Bamako's street children
Mali
2010
Medical, psychological and socio-educational care for Bamako's street children
Mexico
2012
Financial contributions to help families replace the sheet metal roofing of their homes.
Vietnam
2007 → 2012
Support for schooling, family economics and small infrastructure benefiting very poor families
Contact person: Jean-Paul CHABALLE
Phone: 02/2276680
Email: info@vivre-ensemble.be
Belgium
2014 → 2018
Actions to benefit disadvantaged children and/or children in distress in Belgium
Contact person: Katrien HERTOG
Phone: 0044 740 5638795
Email: katrien.hertog@iahv.org.uk
Jordan
2017 → 2018
Preventing and reducing violence in the lives of war-affected children in Jordan and Lebanon
Contact person: Adélie de Gerlache
Phone: +32 483/49.75.40
Email: equinox@musicchapel.org
Belgium
2017 → 2018
A choir for adolescents with autism from the School "Les Fantastiques"
Contact person: Richard NIJIMBERE _ Directeur Exécutif
Phone: +250 787807502
Email: richardn@maisonshalom.org
Contact person: Père Mario PEREZ
Phone: +243 994460730
Email: perezdmario@yahoo.fr
Democratic Republic of Congo
2015 → 2017
Food and health support and protection of children at risk
Contact person: Dario MERLO,
Phone: +243 0990 383 001
Email: secretariat@kisdrc.net
Democratic Republic of Congo
2017 → 2018
School of Excellence in North Kivu
Contact person: Sybille du Parc Locmaria, Fondatrice
Phone: +32 (0) 474 96 15 02
Email: abantuzambia@gmail.com
Democratic Republic of Congo
2015 → 2017
Food and health support and protection of children at risk
2015
A rehabilitation centre for children with cerebral palsy
Contact person: Emilie Piedboeuf-Boen
Email: emiliepiedboeuf@hotmail.com
2015 → 2017
Education, Rehabilitation, CP Training and Equipment Service
Contact person: Christine MEERT, Fondatrice
Phone: +574 580 3939
Email: info@corporacionproyectarte.org
2017 → 2018
Psychosocial support and peace education through theatre
Contact person: Sofie FOETS
Phone: +32 (0)2 7810032
Email: sofie@toekomstatelierdelavenir.com
Belgium
2017 → 2018
Motivate teenagers to engage in life with a positive self-image and to face society and the world of work with confidence
Contact person: Laurence Vandenborre
Phone: +41 2290 0098 5
Email: welcome@redpencil.org
Belgium
2017
Art therapy programme at reception centres for asylum seekers in Belgium
2018
Develop a “Train the Trainer” programme for Red Pencil International
Contact person: Renee Joan Furtado
Phone: 00- 91-944-8321709
Email: muktha02@yahoo.co.in
India
2016 → 2018
Educational support for children
Contact person: Chris Van Lysebetten, Coordinateur général
Phone: +32 9 234 2349
Email: info@habbekrats.be
Belgium
2012 → 2017
Listening and support for young people in distress, Brussels / Belgium
Contact person: Père Marwan Mouawad
Email: marmouawad@hotmail.com
Contact person: Sr Hiam
Email: srhiam@hotmail.com
Contact person: Sr Samira Alwan
Email: alwan_samira@yahoo.fr
Contact person: Marie-Laure JONET, Fondatrice
Phone: +32 (0)2 880 50 69
Email: info@diversicom.be
Belgium
2014 → 2017
Making disability work Support and advice to help the disabled enter the job market
Contact person: Luc Nguyen, Chargé au développement
Phone: +32 (0)2 650.22.94.
Email: fondation@ulb.ac.be
Belgium
2016 → 2017
Autism in Context: Theory and Experiment project Discover language barriers in autism. Convert this know-how into early intervention techniques.
Contact person: Louma ALBIK, Présidente
Phone: +32 (0)2 377 89 08
Email: loumaalbik@sboverseas.org
2015 → 2018
Catch-up programme for young Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Contact person: Ani MNATSAKANYAN
Email: A.Mnatsakanyan@idea.am
Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 → Permanent
Community support for the socio-economic reintegration of girls and their siblings in the east of the DRC
Contact person: Alou KEITA
Phone: +223 21 52 22 73
Email: camide@orangemali.net