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Civic Engagement

Jens Depelchin

Jens Depelchin is passionate about people. He’s active in civic engagement at !DROPS. They work on projects empowering refugees in Belgium.

Arts & Culture

Sarah Avci

Sarah is a socially engaged activist and an expert on gender equality and ethnicity. In 2007 she went on an IVLP KARAMAH Leadership Exchange Course.

Civic Engagement

Imane Bakkioui

Even though Imane Bakkioui is only 21, she already participated in 2 embassy sponsored programs: Women to Women (W2W) and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Civic Engagement

Taoufik Amzile

Taoufik Amzile is a Belgian-Moroccan, socially engaged Muslim entrepreneur. He’s really passionate about helping disadvantaged Brussels’ youth jump start their professional careers.


Sihame El Kaouakibi

Social entrepreneur Sihame El Kaouakibi participated in an IVLP in 2014 and has since then, in addition to her already successful Let’s Go Urban! project, launched various other projects.


Hannah Leyns

Hannah is a teacher in Molenbeek, and an Alumni coordinator at TADA Toekomst Atelier de l’Avenir where she inspires underprivileged kids to become role models and reach their full potential.

Civic Engagement

Hendrikje Meyvis

Hendrikje is project designer at !Drops and works on a lot of projects with refugees. One of these projects, Connected.Dots, was with the support of the US Embassy.

Arts & Culture

Melat Nigussie

Meet Melat! An Ethiopian-Belgian living in Brussels with a heart for writing and activism. She participated in an IVLP to Washington DC, NYC, Charlotte CA, Santa Fe NM, and San Diego, CA

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