Sofie Foets is a multilingual social entrepreneur, passionate about integrative or civic education. Societal commitment and entrepreneurship are her key qualities. Prior to the launch of ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir Sofie worked as a policy assistant in the European Parliament, specialized in policy issues including education, culture, civil and human rights. Sofie grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. She studied Political Science and European Politics and Policy.
Pieter worked for ten years as a consultant in organizations in different sectors, around the world. Once back in Brussels, he was lucky enough to come in contact with TADA. He is convinced of the importance of education and positive encounters; therefore he is be happy to encourage many young Brusselers to discover and take control of their futures.
Julie has a master in psychology and worked for 5 years in a psychomotoric center for children.
As a dynamic and passionate person she wants to be engaged in an organisation as TADA where children are involved in a well thoughtful way in society.
After four years working in event organization, Emilie De Brabandere has chosen to put her energy into the youth and is happy to join the TADA team. She attaches importance to human contact and to young people, and she’s convinced that everyone can find a job using their natural talents.
Eef Verbeke worked for four years as a journalist before joining TADA. As an engaged Brussels citizen, Eef puts all her heart into the encounters between kids interested by the world surrounding them and the volunteer guest teachers.
After she obtained her master in social and intercultural psychology, Zoé organized for several years intergenerational encounters in Brussels. Thanks to various types of games different generations got to know each other and dared to asked questions.
Zoé takes this experience to TADA and she is convinced that these moments can benefit everyone, youngsters as well the TADA guest teachers.
After completing history and journalism studies, Jolien Pauwels worked in education. She loves education-related challenges and working with kids. Her desire to evolve in an enthusiastic and innovative environment has led her to TADA.
Sven Moens worked for 17 years in Brussels in general education, first as a teacher and after as director of ‘Sint-Joost-aan-Zee’, the school where ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir started its first project. Teaching and Brussels are the two passions he wants to pursue. He wants to help develop TADA in Brussels because he’s convinced that TADA can make a difference. ‘The youth of today are the change actors of tomorrow!’
After his master in European studies, Antoine Delhasse traveled the world to film different projects using football as a way to enforce the integration of children. Convinced of the added value of alternative and innovative educational methods, Antoine is happy to join an organization such as TADA.
For her master’s thesis in history, Maarti De Vleesschauwer researched the impact of TADA on its target group. Now that she is working for TADA, she can expand her interest in research and put her societal engagement and passion for youth issues into practice.
After working in the communication and journalism sectors, Emilie Vervust is happy to join the TADA team. Through the organization’s mission, she wants to help to broaden the horizons of tomorrow’s adults. ‘Because the future depends on all of us but on them most of all’.
After five years as a lecturer at the faculty of literatur in Leuven, Jasmien joined TADA where she applies with joy her competences as a teacher. She has a strong believe in social cohesion and she is glad to contribute to the future of motivated youngsters.
After attaining a degree in History , Maïté spend some time abroad teaching French and working for an organisation of international volunteers. While doing that she discovered the richness of the multicultural society. For her TADA is a school of life where children are confronted with the richness of knowledge, prepare their future and grow up respecting one another.
The multicultural Brussels is Emils home. He shares with great pleasure his experiences after his studies in psychology and pedagogical sciences. He wants to show the TADA-children how interesting their future can be.
Luana is a Brussels journalist who appreciates in particular the projects which give Brussels an identity. Luana thinks multiculturalism in a capital city is an interesting topic. Therefore she is very happy to contribute to a project in this specific context.
After her Master in ‘Communication appliquée & Publicité commerciale’, Audrey started a career in traditional education. After three years working in a high school, she is now combining it with TADA, where the magic happens, she believes. To make our children active citizens in our society we must give them the chance to develop themselves, to question everything, to be curious while exploring different domaines and jobs.