Two alumnae invited in Boston as future leaders

Teresa and Nussaiba, two TADA-alumnae, have been away this summer, for ten days, in Boston, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, to participate to the International Leadership Program Women2Women.

You can see the video of their first “amazing adventure” day here:

You can see other video’s of extraordinary moments of their trip on the YouTube channel of Women2Women.

“The sky is not even the limit, if you reach for the stars”

Teresa and Nussaiba came back from Boston full of motivation and really happy. They were just so excited that they contacted us to tell about their fabulous experience. They have also thanked the US Embassy.

Nussaiba : “Thank you for making a teenage girls dream come true and helping me become a better leader so that I can have a positive impact on my peers one day.”

Teresa : “This has been a wonderful experience. I have learned to be more confident, to be more accepting and not to underestimate myself. The sky is not even the limit, if you reach for the stars.”

Teresa’s mother gratefull towards TADA

Teresa’s mum was very happy to communicate her joy on Facebook. You can discover the integrality of her message here :

“A few years ago, my daughter Teresa came home from primary school and told me there was a new project her amazing teacher, Monsieur Ponte thinks she should be part of. Soon I got to know more about the project “Toekomst Atelier” founded by Sofie Foets. Sofie showed intelligent children from migrant background that nothing can stop them from reaching their potentials. They had sessions in international firms, high courts, hospitals; meeting heads of government, captains of industries and experts in different professions, who inspired them and encouraged them. Words cant really describe how great and life changing this project is.”

“After a few years, this first set of participants in the project became alumni but were still actively involved in the project. They are still asked to send in their report cards after each school exam, to check in on them and see they are maintaining excellent scores.”

“So from this project my daughter now has a female engineer mentor from Total and works wednesdays helping other children with their homeworks.”

“Then last month I was pleasantly surprised she was chosen to attend the Women2Women International Leadership Program in Boston USA; which brings together young girls with potentials from across the world to “train them in the areas of leadership development, cultural awareness, conflict resolution and civic engagement.”

“As if that was not enough, the public diplomacy department of the USA Embassy in Brussels also offered scholarship that covered all the cost of this trip including the trainings and visits etc.”

“I am truly grateful to the team of ToekomstAtelier – especially Emilie – for the great job they do. I wish more children can benefit from this. God bless you.”

To contribute to the alumni network

Would you like to support our TADA-alumni with their homeworks ? Discover our buddy system here.

Would you like to help us to continue to develop the alumni network TADA For Life? Would you like to suggest some jobs or training for our former students ? Please contact the alumni manager Emilie De Brabandere.

You can find more informations here about the different ways to give time for the tomorrow’s Brussels.

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