ART 4 YOU(TH) is celebrating its first anniversary!

With ART 4 YOU(TH), we work with youngsters between the ages of 14 and 18 who reside in reception centers as unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. ART 4 YOU(TH) addresses the social isolation experienced by these young individuals. In collaboration with our partners Fedasil Bordet & Schaarbeek, we strive to build a sustainable connection with cultural actors.

In 2023, we invited the young people every Wednesday afternoon to participate in workshops on storytelling with video (led by Boly Mpany Mpongo), Urban Dance (Isra Ngashi), drawing (Roel Vandermeeren & Vroom), Dabke Dance (Ahmad from Watan Dabke), DJ workshop (Henry & Ami from Liaison collective), and cooking workshop (Hafiza Azimi).

Our Youth Octopus (colleague Fadia) visits the reception centers weekly to invite the young people to various activities at Globe Aroma or with partners (AB, Mona – Toestand, Beursschouwburg, Musical Instrument Museum, …). Fadia acts as a bridge figure and confidante, creating a comfortable environment in which the young people can be themselves, share ideas, and actively explore.

Do you want to volunteer? We are looking for people every Wednesday afternoon to pick up the young people from the reception centers and accompany them to activities inside or outside Globe Aroma.