In a nutshel
ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (alias TADA) is bilingual (NL/FR) non-profit organisation that provides supplementary, voluntary, motivational and society-oriented education to vulnerable teenagers from disadvantaged neighbourhoods like Molenbeek.
Over the course of several school years the TADA pupils discover diverse aspects of society in weekly experiential classes. Every Saturday the TADA pupils receive courses from inspiring professionals – volunteers – from all areas of the labor market, for example entrepreneurs, engineers, chefs, lawyers or journalists. Through these courses on topics such as law for kids, TADA shows the teens what ‘later’ may have in store for them.
By doing, these teenagers not only get to know the greater society and the labor market, but they also discover themselves: what they’re good at and what they like. During the long term coaching process offered by TADA, the students develop a critical eye as well as their horizontal skills, such as creativity, discipline, and a sense of initiative. TADA also enlarges their horizons and their knowledge about and connection with society.