The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) is starting a support project for at-risk young people in Dutch-language education in Brussels. Brussels minister Sven Gatz (Open Vld), responsible for education in the VGC, has released an amount of 2,143,000 euros for five Brussels schools.
“Brussels is home to a large group of children and young people who grow up in a disadvantaged or vulnerable context. For a growing number of pupils in a disturbing education and upbringing situation, additional support and guidance is needed in addition to the existing ones,” says Gatz.
Customized care policy
The aim of the support project is to provide guidance, support and, where necessary, professional assistance to the five schools in order to strengthen positive behavior at school, to stimulate a positive school climate and to reduce it in a targeted manner. Before the end of 2021, each of the schools will draw up a concrete plan of action, tailored to the target group and tailored to the school, for the deployment of the resources provided.
“We want to rekindle at-risk youth for education by increasing their social-emotional well-being and by supporting the school in propagating a tailor-made policy,” said Minister Gatz.
The grant was awarded to the following 5 schools: Capital Institute Anneessens-Funck, GO! Atheneum Emanuel Hiel (in collaboration with GO! Technische Atheneum Victor Horta), GO! Technical Atheneum Zavelenberg, Don Bosco Technical Institute and Saint Guido Institute. In 2021 these schools will each receive 134,600 euros, and in 2022 and 2023 each will receive 147,000 euros.