Read the stories of our mentees and mentors
"From the very start, I knew she was cut out to launch her own business. " explains Pascale. Meanwhile Afaf has launch her own sewing workshop! Afaf replies, "I know it is not the main goal of DUO, but Pascale gave me incredible moral support."
Pascale & Afaf - duo from Brussels - 2018
"I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; today this is the case with my mentee"
Luc - Mentor - 65 years old
"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 says, " It is thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium."
Joëlle & Samsam - duo from Antwerp - 2018
"I love DUO ; A team that is both professional and honest. I love the spirit and energy that reigns there. It can simply make life better!"
Yasser - Syrian - 25 years old
"It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!"
Chantal - Mentor - 67 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 - duo from Brussels - 2018
"With DUO for a JOB, I had the chance to pass on the best of a whole lifetime and was then surprised to realise that I was actually receiving much more in return, from both the association and my mentee"
Jacques - Mentor - 70 years old
"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 - Congolese - 30 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, hopeful once again. Jean-Louis concludes, visibly touched, that he has " already received so much in return from his mentee."
Jean-Louis & Khalid - duo from Liège - 2018
"Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons"
Françoise - Mentor - 62 years old