TADA (short for ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir) is a network that involves citizens, civil society and businesses in the integration and emancipation of Brussels’ socially most vulnerable teenagers and their entourage. In Brussels, TADA supports more or less 1300 socially vulnerable teenagers through a network that intensively coaches them during many years. Through our weekend schools and our alumni network, we offer extra-scholarly activities that set the learning (-bar) high, while equally fostering the wellbeing of the child. Increasingly, individuals or organisations (in and outside of Brussels) also show an interest in TADA as they wish to launch initiatives inspired by TADA. This is TADA’s less tangible, indirect impact. TADA exists thanks to countless people and (private) organisations. We join forces to engage as many people as possible to increasingly take individual responsibility towards a more inclusive society, with equal changes for development for all.
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10. Reduced inequalities
TADA builds bridges, in polarizing times of alienation, by allowing an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue. With the help of thousands of volunteers and many schools, companies and non-profit organisations we encourage more inclusive society. TADA strives to contribute to a more inclusive society. Our network activates people to take more individual responsibility in order to move in the positive direction towards a more socially cohesive or increasingly integrated society.
4. Quality education
In Belgium, inequality in education is very high. This is particularly the case in Brussels, where many children are born in underprivileged circumstances. Unfortunately, traditional schools working in ‘challenging’ Belgian neighbourhoods don’t do for disadvantaged youth. They do not serve as social elevator: sadly, it has been proven that if you are born in precarious circumstances in Belgium, chances are statistically very high that you will also leave this world in precarious circumstances. Belgium is performing bad compared to other countries in the entire OESO-group, as shown multiple times by the PISA-results. TADA wishes to break this pattern for as many children as possible. We therefore offer additional education in the weekend, because children can also get inspired, motivated and gain knowledge elsewhere too, outside of the traditional school or the family.
17. Partnerships for the goals
TADA works together with many organisations (private, public & not-for-profit) to work towards its specific SDGs (Quality Education & Reduced Inequalities). During activities with the TADA-youngsters, we also often focus, together with these partner organisations, on one or more of the other SDGs.