SINGA's projects are currently adapted to the covid safety measures and of course, we still need you !
At the time, it is still possible to:
- become a Buddy: a duo willing to meet 4 times within 2 months
- participate to SINGA activities (outdoors or online, see our agenda )
- welcome a refugee person in your shared house/flat
Back in 2016 in Brussels, a group of local citizens acknowledged how difficult it was for newcomers -asylum seekers, refugees, illegal immigrants etc.- to actually meet Brussels natives.
Not being in contact with natives prevent newcomers to feel fully integrated in Brussels and greatly influence inclusion factors such as: learning and practicing languages, discovering the city and its culture, job opportunities, housing, personal development and self-esteem.
SINGA is the people connexion enabler between newcomers and Brussels natives. These meetings can take the shapes of group of people, duos or flatmates, fostering opportunities for newcomers and enriching society with diversity where each and everyone finds a place to develop one's potential.
OUR PROJECTS in a nutshell
Above all, SINGA is a professional community for artists, athletes, students etc.
It is a human beings community willing to know and understand each others. The magic rapidly works: new friendships arise, week-ends and afterworks get organized, battles are fought for housing and jobs finding, French or Arabic languages learning sessions being held, cooking recipes and cultures are shared! From meeting people come the social participation so.. include!
At SINGA everyone can be involved. It could be couple hours per year or per week. You may have an empty bedroom or want to share a soccer game, to play the drums? Before you know it, you are changing new people's lives.
Newcomers/natives groups of people meet around common passions
SINGA's community headquarters! In this place reigns a strong energy. It is the perfect place to chat, meet and do unplanned games and activities
Duos making between newcomer and native to discover the SINGA community
"CALM" (Comme A La Maison): French acronym for Make Yourself At Home, fostering refugees inclusion with inclusive flatsharing
EDUCATE AND RAISE AWARENESS among the host society on Belgium newcomers assets, change minsets towards asylum seekers, stereotypes and prejudices. Rather than caricature the migration issue, SINGA considers it globally in order to broadcast reliable, useful and rich information
CONNECT newcomers with the host society members. SINGA's truly purpose is connecting people. SINGA ensures citizens can know and discover each others and how to live altogether in the best conditions.
INNOVATE in suggesting new ideas in order to face any roadblock newcomers might encounter. SINGA promotes inclusive and egalitarian approach enabling each and everyone to be the change actor while supporting one's projects implementation.
OUR PRESENCE WORLDWIDE
SINGA is the Lingala word for "link". The organization originally started in France in 2012 and is now a worldwide movment present in 8 countries!
At SINGA we promote social cohesion, cultural enrichment and "living together" with the meeting structures for sharing and fostering collaboration between newcomers and natives.
Our inclusive structure supporting individuals autonomy enables every community members to seize opportunities and carry out projects. SINGA aim at changing newcomers image in the host society and changing minsets over immigration. More than charity, it really is a win-win project.