Who is supporting TADA?

An ever growing number of organizations or individuals are supporting TADA, for philanthropic or other reasons, like corporate social responsibility. These partners and donors offer TADA money, time and « in kind » support. Thanks to their continued support the TADA-community can make the difference for an ever-growing number of vulnerable teenagers, this way enforcing their integration within our society.

Strategic Financial Partners & Donors

 

2012 -2013 : CVC Capital Partners has been TADA’s main corporate partner from the start. This company and mainly the Belgian branch of CVC – with at the lead Geert Duyck - made the launch of TADA possible. AXA BelgiumBain & Company Belgium and Ernst & Young Belgium equally supported TADA from the very beginning. The King Baudouin Foundation offered TADA in 2012 moral support by assigning TADA’s founder an award for being a promising social entrepreneur.

2014-2015 : StibbeAllen & Overy and the foundations of companies like EngieBesix and Bank Degroof Petercam allow TADA to develop itself.

2015-2016: TADA opens a new antenna thanks to the foundation Bernheim, wich became an essential partner. A few anonymous philantrophists,  Janssen PharmaceuticaTotal and the Rotary club from Sint-Genesius-Rode also contribute to TADA’s intense growth.

2016-2017 : Foundations such as Jean-François PeterbroeckPoussière d’Etoiles and Butterfly start endorsing TADA. Meanwhile, TADA gets an increasing number of gifts gathered by organizations that helped TADA by organizing a fundraising event: a marathon, a company party, a golf competition, a gala dinner, you name it. Telenet starts sponsoring TADA.

2017-2018 : The Flemish minister of education, Hilde Crevits (CD&V), grants TADA public support. According to the minister, «TADA deserves a push in the back as this amazing, inspirational network – carried by the private sector – must continue to exist and get all chances to grow ».

2018- 2019: TADA opens a fourth antenna en gets the support of the US Embassy. Other new partners of TADA since 2018-2019 are Spring and Immobel foundations.

2019-2020: TADA opens a fifth bilingual weekend school in Schaerbeek, thanks to different partners and donors. TADA also continues to work to increase its indirect impact with the support of the Flemish Minister of Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels.

2020-2021: COVID-19 has brought about a range of challenges, also for TADA. In this context, many loyal partners have confirmed their support to TADA, while new partners such as GBL, UCB, the Flemish Community Commission and the European Commission have also offered their support.

 

 
 

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When we discover a new medicine that can cure an important disease, to whom should we talk about it? To the government because they will have to pay for it.’ This question was answered, not by MBA students, but by a 10-year old TADA participant during a (bio)chemistry class given by Janssen. Wonder and admiration are the two words that summarize our experience at TADA. We’ve been touched by the commitment, motivation, great curiosity and diversity of these young people. We admire Sofie and her team’s work, their enthusiasm and commitment. We were on a little cloud of serenity after the day at TADA. What a unique experience strengthening our team. We are convinced that this initiative has an impact on children’s and families’ lives. What more can you want as a human being and as a leader?

 

Sonja Willems, General director Janssen-Cilag Benelux and TADA guest teacher for the chemistry class

We are proud to be a partner of an initiative like TADA. TADA gives opportunities that are relevant both for children and guest teachers.

 

Christophe De Vusser, Managing Partner Bain & Company Brussels Office and TADA guest teacher for the class on entrepreunership
I think it creates a bond between us colleagues. It gives sense to what we are doing and strengthens integration, which I believe is necessary. I am happy to have been part of this project, and I want to go on supporting it in the future.

 

Jacques de Vaucleroy, Member of the Management Committee AXA Group, General Director of the North-European, Central and East business unit, TADA guest teacher for the class on finance
TADA inspires…their enthusiasm is spreading like fire…since 2013 we have supported Sofie’s fantastic project together with BESIX. TADA has motivated us to let children discover the world of building and construction. Our BESIX colleagues came back from their first participation in three fantastic TADA Saturdays brimming with enthusiasm. Not only because they were able to share their time and knowledge but also because they saw the wonder and genuine interest in the eyes of the kids. Their young eyes bathe you in enthusiasm! This experience with TADA has convinced us so much that we decided to be inspired and create ‘BESIX Kiddybuild’. Since April 2014 we invite 200 extra kids per year from schools in Brussels to spend a day on one of our sites. Our goal in supporting TADA and BESIX Kiddybuild is double. On one hand we want to boost the image of the building sector, which is often negative. We want to show that the construction sector is a good sector, despite the heavy work! On the other hand we want, as TADA does, to encourage children to discover a broad range of professions and possibilities: intellectual, technical, well-known or not well-known or hitherto obscure professions. By doing this we hope to be a motor motivating them to study or to take their lives into their own hands! Bravo! Long live TADA!

 

Donatienne de Spirlet, Executive Officer, BESIX Foundation, TADA guest teacher for the class on construction
Through its Saturday practical workshops, TADA nourishes open-mindedness and works on life skills such as creativity, initiative-taking, perseverance, dynamism and discipline. From the beginning, we have believed in this preventive and intensive approach for TADA’s practical training. We are convinced that this approach works. TADA educative concept has been a success for years already in the Netherlands and is recognized internationally as ‘good practice’.

 

Geert Duyck, Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners

Financial contribution

To carry out its actions, TADA can count on the financial support of many donors (individuals, companies, foundations, etc.)

Creating social benefits represents a significant cost for TADA: in 2019-2020, we spent 1,794,600 euros. Every year the number of young people we support increases, and so does our spending. The whole challenge for a non-profit organization like TADA is to raise the necessary budget for the following school year during the current year. This is essential to guarantee the continuity of the non-profit organization, for teenagers and for the TADA team.

So you know where the money in our bank account is going: it is not a financial buffer, but mainly next year's budget.

Time & In Kind Donations

TADA exists thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers.

They teach at TADA or help us minimize overheads costs by offering pro-bono consultancy. Bain & Company offers TADA for instance strategic support, whereas Allen & Overy takes care of legal advice, free of charge off course.

Diverse organizations support TADA also in kind. The city Council of Sint-Joost-ten-Node and Molenbeek make sure TADA gets free-of-charge access to the public schools for instance, whereas AXA Belgium  offered the TADA-team an office in AXA’s Belgian headquarters.

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