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1001 Schakels vzw

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Bergstraat 19, 1800 Vilvoorde Belgia


Osoba kontaktowa

Fatima El Grandi
[email protected]
tel: 0473 36 30 14

Informacja o organizacji

1001 Schakels is a non-profit volunteer organisation for youngsters (12 to 25 years) from the city of Vilvoorde, aiming to achieve an inclusive community. It supports these young people from migrant – mostly Muslim - communities in their school years, in order to improve their academic results and lead to experiences of suc-cess. Our non-profit’s work is based on 3 pillars : aside from education, cultural activities and spiritual devel-opment form the other two pillars that mutually sup-port and uplift our approach. The aim is prevention : by teaching vulnerable young Muslims about universal values and the importance of education, and by organ-izing creative and meaningful activities in their spare time, they become grounded civilians who contribute to society with perspectives for a positive future.

Komponent/działanie, którego partnerstwo dotyczy

Komponent 2. Demokratyczne zaangażowanie i uczestnictwo obywatelskie

Zakres tematyczny projektu


Rola partnera w projekcie

To adapt the Vilvoorde concept to their own local communities, and to provide feedback and exchange on respective practices in order to strengthen and uplift each other’s best implementation experiences.

Opis projektu

Strand 2 Democratic engagement and civic participation We aim to provide guidance for our target group of youngsters with a migrant background once they leave school, and coach them in their first years of higher education and/or mentor them in their jobhunting preparations and experiences. Just like in our existing work in supporting secondary education students, our unique concept of providing a simultaneous crea-tive/cultural programme as well as a spiritual outlet alongside the academic or job coaching, will give these young adults stability and a sense of purpose. In doing so we aim for better integration and participation in our society. The concept of our local Vilvoorde operation can be applied to other EU cities with a large migrant commu-nity and a history of radicalisation risk among Muslims.


We believe that our unique concept of simultaneously inspiring teenagers with a migrant background in 3 aspects of their life (education, cultural activities and spiritual guidance) can be successfully applied to young adults as well. We already include 18 to 25 year olds in our cultural and spiritual activities. Our positive experiences to date give us the know-how on how to implement this project fast and with a positive outcome. With similarities in sociological developments across Europe, we feel that this concept lends itself to being shared with other EU cities.




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