Category Archives for Belgium

What do you want to be? Exploring futures in science, technology and chemistry with refugee youth

What do you want to be? Exploring futures in science, technology and chemistry with refugee youth

Written by SB Espoir Activity Assistant Micaela Lafratta An astronaut, a lawyer or a cowboy. Those were my three career options when I was 7. Since then, I changed my mind several times about what…

Bringing coding games to asylum-seeking youth

“Everybody should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs As in martial arts, focus and discipline are also two of the main elements when it comes to…
To understand today, one must take a look at yesterday

To understand today, one must take a look at yesterday

SB Espoir makes a visit to the House European History Written by Micaela Lafratta, SB Espoir project assistant You enter and you can feel the history that the walls whisper to you. Everything is shiny,…
The Story of SB in Brussels

The Story of SB in Brussels

In the late summer of 2015, refugees started to come to Belgium where they arrived to Park Maximilian, a large public park became the infamous temporary home for thousands of people. Situated opposite the Belgian…
Need for more legal support & psychological services for the adequate protection of young migrants in Brussels

Need for more legal support & psychological services for the adequate protection of young migrants in Brussels

As the year comes to a close we reflect on our what we’ve learned from our work in the centres for the accommodation of unaccompanied young migrants. Just in the last 3 months we have…
Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Looking for ways to give back during this holiday season?! On #GivingTuesday, consider helping us #GiveHope to refugees in Lebanon and Belgium. Not sure of the best way to help? Try one of these great…
REPORT: Young Refugees  living in reception & accommodation centres in Brussels

REPORT: Young Refugees living in reception & accommodation centres in Brussels

Following five years of supporting young refugees living in Brussels through psychosocial support activities, engagement with the local community and providing exposure to skills and future opportunities, this report presents the critical observations of the…
From minors who receive support to young ‘autonomous’ ‘adults’

From minors who receive support to young ‘autonomous’ ‘adults’

November 20, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This convention is at the heart of what we do at SB OverSeas, both in…
Give care show care: New campaign to send 25 tons of clothes to refugee camps at the Turkish border

Give care show care: New campaign to send 25 tons of clothes to refugee camps at the Turkish border

SB Overseas needs your help to reach our goal of collecting 25 tons of donations for Syrian refugees living in camps at the Turkish border Helping people in needAre you ready to clean out your…
Professional training a way to build resilience for refugees and for those working with them

Professional training a way to build resilience for refugees and for those working with them

October marks the beginning of the SB OverSeas’ “SB Espoir” project’s winter cycle of activities with unaccompanied minors and women who are seeking asylum in Belgium. For this cycle, we recruited a new enthusiastic group of…