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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…
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,…
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…
Improv games empower refugee youth, builds bonds

Improv games empower refugee youth, builds bonds

How do you learn about someone when you don’t speak the same language? Or come from the same culture? Many people would find this to be a demanding task. How do you overcome it? In…
Francesca’s Brussels Bucket List

Francesca’s Brussels Bucket List

Hello everyone, My name is Francesca and I am a bubbly Italian, landed in Brussels in September 2018. I moved here after completing a dreadful – but extremely constructive – master’s degree at the University…
SB Espoir celebrates its 50th activity in 2018

SB Espoir celebrates its 50th activity in 2018

As the New Year approaches, I would like to take this chance to share a personal message to all of you: Last week we had our 50th SB Espoir activity for the year of 2018! …
How do you share an orange? – Innovative problem-solving workshop empowers refugee youth | Brussels Express

How do you share an orange? – Innovative problem-solving workshop empowers refugee youth | Brussels Express

First published in Brussels Express on 5 December. Written by Niki Papadogiannakis. How do you share an orange? On first instinct you might think, “cut it in half, so it’s even.” But is that the best answer?…
Friendly football match: Refugee youth vs University students

Friendly football match: Refugee youth vs University students

First published in Brussels Express on 14 November. Written by Niki Papadogiannakis. “This was the best football match in my life ever,” an ecstatic rain-drenched goalkeeper exclaimed to the group gathered on a pitch. It…
SB Espoir: Iftar with the American Embassy

SB Espoir: Iftar with the American Embassy

Last night, SB OverSeas and youth from the Red Cross Belgium attended an Iftar dinner hosted by the American Embassy in Belgium. The event took place in Allee du Kaai, a former warehouse now turned…
SB Espoir visits an urban farm

SB Espoir visits an urban farm

Last Sunday, SB Espoir headed as usual to the Fedasil centre in Neder-Over-Heembeck. This week, our volunteers and youth were all going together to the Urban Farm in the centre’s vicinity. After our walk there,…