DUO for a JOB matches young job seekers with an immigrant background with people over 50 years old who have a professional experience in related fields and who can accompany and support them in their job search.
The young mentee and his/her mentor meet for a minimum of two hours a week over a period of six months.
"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 , 70 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 adds, " It’s thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium."
Joëlle & Samsam
"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 , 30 years old
"It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!"
Chantal , 67 years old
"I love DUO. A team that is both professional and honest. I love the attitude and energy. It can simply make life better!"
Yasser , 25 years old
"I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; that’s what I’m doing now with my mentee"
Luc , 65 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
"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
"Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons"
Françoise , 62 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
"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 , 22 years old
"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