TADA’s impact up to now?
From school year 2019-2020 onwards, 672 teenagers go to one of TADA’s weekend schools every Saturday and 436 alumni are being coached. That means that TADA’s goal to make a difference in the lives of more than 1000 teenagers has been reached.
Over the years, TADA’s indirect impact has also enlarged like an oil slick. Many adults got inspired by TADA’s approach. Regularly, they change the lives of vulnerable youngsters by launching similar activities themselves.
teenagers in Brussels
672 in weekend schools and 436 alumni
Through our weekend schools and alumni network, we offer extracurricular activities that set the bar for learning high and promote the youngsters’ wellbeing at the same time.
Barely 0,4% of our alumni drops out of school early
>75% of all alumni stays engaged with TADA
TEENAGERS IN BRUSSELS
Through projects organized by companies, the traditional education system, non-profit organizations and former employees.
150 inspired teachers/school directors in Brussels
75% learned new ideas, applicable in school
We publicly advocate for change and try to implicate as many adults as possible in TADA’s pursuit of a more inclusive society. That way, we aim to amplify our impact beyond Brussels and beyond our daily work.
We have engaged >7500 volunteers in the weekend schools, 9 out of 10 say they learned something about themselves and society.
We gave >50 workshops & keynote speeches, inspiring teachers and other citizens to take individual responsibility for an inclusive society.
> 17 organizations organizations have started acting for society and were directly inspired through involvement with TADA, 12 of which are active in education.
initiatives inspired by TADA
Kiddybuild is a private initiative form the BESIX-group. Through Kiddybuild, the construction company BESIX invites every year hundreds of children from socially vulnerable neighbourhoods on their wharfs. They participate to interactive and practical workshops in order to make them discover the world of construction. TADA supported BESIX in the set-up of Kiddybuild.
Primary school Paviljoen, with as principal (former TADA-colleague) Sven Moens, is a school in Schaerbeek that is “society-oriented” just like TADA. Digitalisation, entrepreneurship and the development of the identity of each kid – through connection with the reel world – is central in their pedagogic approach. Paviljoen, just as TADA, attaches also a lot of importance to the “growth mindset” and the principals of “solution focused approach” such as developed by Ilfaro in Belgium. Till today TADA works in close collaboration with Sven Moens in order to develop this approach and these values in his school.
On request, TADA also gives practical, interactive workshops or keynotes about our way of working on diverse themes such as for example the themes of “the growth mindset”, “the solution focused approach” and “the importance of positive relations and connections in the development of a human being”. Want to know more? e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both initiatives are independent but there is an informal collaboration. We wish the founders in Ghent and Bordeaux a lot of success! Want to know more? E-mail us: email@example.com.
Many of our (former) colleagues testify that being part of the TADA-team is an intense experience that enriches you a lot. Some of them who are currently working in the classical educational system, explain how TADA has inspired them in their daily jobs at the traditional school. Indeed: plenty of the elements specific to the TADA-approach can also be applied elsewhere, such as in a regular classroom.