STUDENT2START is a pilot project around student jobs for young people in the neighbourhoods around the Brussels canal.
In the summer of 2021, FLOW (open-air swimming pool) was a major opportunity to launch a longer-term project. longer term project.
Many young people do not manage to get a student job due to lack of networks and various forms of exclusion. various forms of exclusion. Nevertheless, the importance of student jobs in a complex process of of economic integration has been repeatedly stressed. Through student jobs, it is experience, build up self-confidence, create networks, discover and develop all the skills needed for networks, discover and develop all kinds of skills, ... Thanks to this experience, it is Thanks to this experience, it is much easier for them to spread their own wings later on.
In June 2021, a group of 20 young people received preparatory training before and after their exams.
In July and August, they worked as "FLOWERS". They were responsible for welcoming and accompanying They were responsible for welcoming and accompanying visitors to the pool and for the general maintenance of the site. They were the ambassadors of this positive project for Brussels, for all the young people and the other swimmers. For most of them, this was their first professional experience.