Here you can find al news about our actions and progress in Uganda and Belgium.
04/12/2018: Students of the bachelor and the postgraduate Space & Service Design develop the the public service and design the functional spaces of the Mama Sabina Health Care Center.
05-17/11/2018: Fr. Tom is on an inspirational visit in Belgium. He visits the Artesis Plantijn University College, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Virgo Maria primary and kindergarten school in Merksem, Sint Lucia primary school in Oelegem, Gitok in Kalmthout technical secondary education. He is VIP guest at the Technical Education Conference in the PSV Eindhoven Football Stadium. He visits our partners in Zwolle and Amsterdam, acquaintances in Blankenberge and Brussels. He visits the refugee centre in Arendonk and meets with Ekisande Belgium vzw. During that period he is guest at the home of Greet & Dirk and gives and international interview to Dr. Patrick Businge from London, from the kitchen. A full schedule and a excellent opportunity to get to know each other better. We should be glad with Fr. Tom as the leader in Uganda. This way things definitely move in the right direction.
03/11/2018: Van Merode Vocational Training College in Bwera, Uganda becomes of the Van Doorne Foundation in the Netherlands. http://www.vandoornstichting.com/projects/what-has-been-achieved/van-merode-vocational-training-college-in-bwera-uganda?fbclid=IwAR0-SWAxkOxV0Dbol8Hne8nab22V9rC9sTHu2EScBMK7MoedHMLw3Thdc5k
30/10/2018: Ekisande Belgum vzw is member at Trooper. You can d your online shopping through https://www.trooper.be/ekisande. With having to spend extra money, you can collect money for the good cause, for our non-profit organisation.
05/11/2018: Fr. Tom receives a award for his humanitarian work Manchester: The Global Award As A “Distinguished Fellow” of The Order of St.Hadrian of Canterbury.
24/10/2018: ACTEA – Applied Curricula in Technology for East Africa is officially handed over to the AP University College in Antwerp. This is an Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) project, in which a consortium of European and African partners will develop a new technology curriculum for 6 universities in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, supported with the proper educational lab equipment. To do this we received €1 million of the European Union.
Van Merode College of Applied Sciences and Technology is involved as associated partner. This means that the teachers will receive training in industrial electricity automation and renewable energy, free of charge in train-the-trainer sessions.
30/09/2018: The website is online.
12/09/2018: Out Jan sells home-made hot sauce. The profit goes to the school in Uganda. Very tasty…
07/09/2018: The account of the Belgian non-profit organization is opened: BE33 0689 1089 0146
23/08/2018: The construction of the new school building at the Campus Virgo Maria is started. This expansion is needed because we host about 450 students. As we own our own buildings we can ask for additional support from the Ugandan government.
20/07/2018: Yong girls receive sexual education. Young mothers get sessions about parenthood.
01/06/2018: Ekisande Belgium vzw has started.
Our Belgian registration number: 0696991421