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    Read the stories of our mentees and mentors

    “Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons”

    Françoise, 62 years old

    “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.”

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    Pascale & Afaf

    “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

    “To be mentor at DUO is a unique journey: rich and also challenging. It keeps you intellectually sharp, curious and emotionally alive.”

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    Michel, 58 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.”

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    Joëlle & Samsam

    “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.”

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    Jean-Louis & Khalid

    “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

    “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

    “It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!”

    Chantal, 67 years old

    “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; 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.”

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    Joëlle & Jean-Hubert