DUO for a JOB matches young job seekers with an immigrant background with people over 50 who use their professional experience to accompany and support them in their job search. By organizing this ‘intergenerational and intercultural ‘ mentoring (coaching), DUO for a JOB wants to contribute to equal access to the job market for everyone.
As soon as the duo has been matched, the young mentee and his/her mentor meet for a minimum of two hours a week over a period of six months.
DUO for a JOB provides services to young job seekers and future mentors in Brussels, Liège, Gent, Antwerp and Mechelen.
This experience led to several job interviews. I met some wonderful people who invested so much in order to help us find work.
Arlette, Brussels, 27 years old
It’s exactly the mentor I wanted!
Lizhen, Brussels, 29 years old
Excellent experience with a lot of motivating exchanges.
Nazir, Brussels, 26 years old
DUO is a means of doubling one’s capacity.
Chris, Brussels, 31 years old
I am motivated to have a coordinator as Anaïs and a mentor as Sabine who do everything for my project. I have a joie de vivre in a friendly and pleasant environment with all their kindness.
Marie-Ange, Brussels, 24 years old
I hadn’t met a single person like him in Belgium. We’ve really built a relationship of trust. And needless to say, I will continue to meet with him once I actually start working.” says Khalid, once again hopeful. Jean-Louis concludes, visibly touched, that he has “already received so much in return from his mentee.
Jean-Louis & Khalid, Liege
From the very start, I knew she was cut out to launch her own business.” explains Pascale. Meanwhile Afaf has launched her own sewing workshop! Afaf replies, “I know it’s not DUO’s main aim, but Pascale gave me incredible moral support.
Pascale & Afaf, Brussels
DUO is an experience that goes beyond just helping someone find work.” discovered Joëlle. “We joined forces to identify Samsam’s talents and to find out what she wanted to do with her life. Samsam adds, ” It’s thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium.
Joëlle & Samsam, Antwerp
I love DUO. A team that is both professional and honest. I love the attitude and energy. It can simply make life better!
Yasser, Brussels, 25 years old
It may just be a tiny little drop in the ocean, but I feel like mentoring my four duos has left its mark. ” says Joëlle. ” Three of the four mentees I helped have found a job. We are still in touch. It’s really satisfying as a mentor to know that you can make a difference.
Joëlle & Jean-Hubert, Brussels
DUO is just the programme I needed. It enabled me to go further in my search efforts towards employment. I gained experience. I regret that I did not hear about this programme much sooner but I am very proud of all I have learned from it
Francine, Brussels, 30 years old
I have learned so much. Thanks to DUO, I have regained confidence in myself. I had run out of ideas. I was lost and now I have found myself
Ali, Brussels, 22 years old
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