Omid: the eternal optimist with the incredible smile. In 2010, this Afghan young man left Iran and came to Belgium. Through music, poetry and volunteering, he shows he is much more than just someone with or without documents.
On Friday 15 November 2013, bon and Globe Aroma are throwing a party at La Tentation, starting at 18h30. Performances will start at 20h and the DJ will kick-off at 22h. Encounters are the central idea of the party: encounters between integrators, new comers and their fellow citizens. Everybody is welcome and admission is free.
bon launched a brand new animation movie. The question we wanted to answer: what does bon do? The result? An animation movie with neutral characters, accessible for a wide audience. You can watch it here.
In the last newsletter, we published an interview with Eric De Jonge about the future of integration in Brussels. In our next newsletters, we’ll continue with more interviews. The first one, which you can read here, is an interview with director of Foyer Loredana Marchi, on the future of regional integration in Brussels.
Get inspired by Rafa, one of the participants of the running club Les Gazelles De Bruxelles! On the 6th of October, she ran the Ladies Run on the Brussels Marathon. “Try and see. If you enjoy it, you won’t stop: you’ll like it forever!”
Roseline Ezea followed the integration programme at bon eight years ago: “It was the start of my life here.” Her former teacher social orientation invited her for a talk on her work at Familiehulp and volunteering work in Nigeria.
A lot of integrators do volunteering work. Khin May Aung, the cook of the latest edition of Restobon, is one of them. Through volunteering, she wants to share her knowledge on healthy food.
bon currently has a vacancy for a consultant intake & recruitment. Read more.
Between 14 and 20 October 2013, take a seat at one of the dozens of dialogue tables in the city!
A new Flemish integration decree, plans for setting up an EVA, the announcement of mandatory integration in Brussels; there has been a lot of movement in the integration sector these last few months. Time for an extensive interview with Eric De Jonge: “I don’t think the world will look completely different on the 1st of January 2014.”