Lots of integrators participate in volunteering. This time it’s Maguette and Noor’s turn to be in the spotlight. They volunteer at the soup kitchen Soeppunt. Maguette Niang (33, Senegal) is glazier by profession and Noor Wali (25, Afghanistan) is an experienced interpreter.
The annual report 2012 is online! For the second time in a row, bon opted for a digital annual report. Surf to www.bonjaarverslag.be: you’ll find new figures, photos and testimonies.
This summer, for the fourth time in a row, bon organizes Masir Avenir, an integration program for newcomers aged 16 and 17. The program includes lessons in social orientation, a refresher course Dutch and a workshop on cooking and multimedia in collaboration with JES.
Lots of integrators participate in volunteering. Two of them are Maju and Jessica. Maju Jalloh (41, Sierra Leone) is volunteering in social restaurant Cosmos and Jessica Posada (21, Venezuela) volunteers at the ZITA team of Kind en Gezin.
Restobon is back! As of the 5th of June 2013, every first Wednesday of the month from 12 till 15h, you’ll be welcome at Bar Recyclart.
Alhadi is from Darfur, Sudan. He's a human rights activist and a poet. In the fall of 2010, he followed a civic integration programme at bon. That’s 3 years ago, and Alhadi is now a recognised refugee. He does volunteer work, follows language courses, he remains active on international forums, and he participates in poetry festivals and artistic projects.
Please mark your calendars: the next set of integration courses will start the 27th of May 2013! This time, we’re offering courses in Arabic, English, French, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Tibetan and Turkish.
bon started a new project on diploma equivalency, financed by Actiris in collaboration with Ciré. The project will run for 3 years. A new colleague for diploma equivalency will help unemployed jobseekers who have a foreign diploma to equalize their degree.
You are a woman.
You want to have a friend to practice your Dutch with.
You want to make small talk. Or you want to talk about Belgian politics.
Anything is possible, as long as you are a woman and you speak a little Dutch.
Geert Daems, coordinator of the reception and programme counselors at bon, just came back from a visit to Québec. He wrote down a few of his thoughts and impressions.