Toekomst  ATELIER de l’Avenir (TADA) is a school for the weekend.

Since 2013, hundreds of young people from underprivileged neighborhoods in Brussels have been going there every Saturday of the school year for three years. These young people realize their potential and are open to the world through practical workshops given by passionate professionals: journalists, lawyers, nurses, engineers, chefs …

The main goal of TADA is to motivate these teenagers to participate in life and to approach society and the world of work with confidence. TADA arms these young people against a lack of motivation and its negative effects (early school leaving, crime, unemployment or radicalization).

The milestone of 1,000 children coached by TADA was reached in 2019.

In 2021, TADA has five branches and welcomes more than 600 children in its Saturday classes and coaches more than 500 alumni.

TADA inspired our BESIX KiddyBuild project which, in six years, has been able to welcome more than 30 schools, 80 classes and teachers and 1870 pupils at our sites in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Herent, Verviers and Liege.

Our action:

BESIX Foundation funded the development of TADA from 2013 to 2020 and continues to organise Saturday site visits for TADA classes.

What an enriching Saturday we spent with these 50 students from TADA .... All in such a spontaneous way, Hope that TADA will reach many children in other neighborhoods. I will definitely go back as a volunteer and encourage you to try the experience.

Isabelle Van AsbroeckBESIX Real Estate Development

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