BRUZZ, Brussels' newschannel, visited Masir Avenir, bon's summer course for young immigrants. During a session of improv theatre, they tap into their deepest emotions. Watch the item here.
Last stop for this travelling exhibition is Tour & Taxis, where you can dive into these forgotten stories until July 31st.
bon – the Agency of Integration and Citizenship is part of the international project “Local Welcoming Policies for EU migrants” together with 7 other European organisations/cities.
The 'Agentschap Integratie & Inburgering' and several partners are starting a living labs project for low-literate women with young children at the start of January 2016. We're looking for 20 participants in Brussels.
bon teamed up with the Royal Belgian Library and the Amsab Institute to organise "Homeland 14-18". The exhibition looks back on the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Belgian people during WWI and brings some personal stories of today's newcomers in light of these historic events.
Every first Thursday of the month, from 18h to 21h30, Pianofabriek Citylab, bon and Immigr'Arte organise a cooking workshop in Dutch, French and English.
“I have three brothers and five sisters. Two of my sisters are still with my parents in Syria. I myself have fled three years ago. One brother and sister now live in Lebanon. One sister took her husband and family to Germany. Two of my brothers moved to Turkey, one of my sisters is on her way. The war in Syria has been going on for four years now. None of us would have left the country if it hadn't been for the war."
As part of the "Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering" agency, bon is expecting a large group of new integrators in the coming months. The Agency is therefore looking for extra teachers, intakers and counsellors. Together with VDAB, it is organising a job day in Brussels on the 26th of October.
Annual report bon 2014 is now available on line in Dutch and French. You can also download an English version of the report.
Since the beginning of this year, bon has been part of the agency “Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering”. bon has continued its operations, but the association itself does no longer exist.
We’re still enjoying the afterglow of a wonderful summer with the youngsters of Masir Avenir. Join us through the blog masiravenir.wordpress.com!