Discover the young people of the Linking Youth Up and Guiding Youth project

Not all families have a home computer. In addition, many young people do not have a suitable space in their homes to do their homework or study. To this lack of equipment is also added, for one in five young people, too little digital knowledge and skills. The coronavirus crisis has further highlighted this inequality. Discover Meriam, Ilka, Siebe and all the young people who are the faces of the Linking Youth Up project. With this project, 1,300 socially vulnerable young people receive a new laptop and 65 organizations receive support to continue to act against the digital and educational divide.

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The P&V Foundation announces the results of the “Linking Youth Up” and “Guiding Youth” calls for projects.

The budget of one million euros released by the P&V Group has made it possible to support 66 associations throughout Belgium and has enabled 1,300 young people to receive a new computer and guidance to strengthen their digital skills.

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The P&V Group donates 1 million euros to reduce the educational gap of young people accentuated by the Coronavirus health crisis.

The P&V Foundation is responsible for launching two calls for projects in order to provide computers and support for strengthening the skills of socially vulnerable young people.

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Citizenship Award 2019

On Wednesday 20 November 2019, the P&V Foundation gave out its 15th Citizenship Award to Geert Mak and Virginie Nguyen. The Citizenship Award is an annual award conferred to a person, initiative or organisation, of Belgian or international origin, whose activity has shown exemplary commitment to promoting an open, democratic, tolerant society.

This year, the jury has chosen to reward  two laureates who project in an accessible way, through testimonies and portraits of ordinary people, a broader story and vision of society. And they do it perfectly, each in their own way: one through the image and the other through the words.

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