Humanitarian projects


In 2013, for Africa, the Brussels Airlines corporate social responsibility programme, partnered Airlink, a US non-profit organisation that provides humanitarian relief worldwide by connecting non-profit organisations with commercial airlines to provide air transportation for response teams and aid cargo. Together, Brussels Airlines and Airlink transported tons of humanitarian goods to West Africa during the recent Ebola crisis.

On 27 September, Airlink and its partners, including Brussels Airlines, were honoured at the 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Awards for our tremendous leadership in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa over the past year.

Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honouring outstanding individuals and organisations who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership, proving that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive and lasting social change.

The 2015 Clinton Global Citizen Awards were presented during a special ceremony at the CGI Annual Meeting on the evening of 27 September, and was broadcast on AXS TV. 

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Ilse Verhelst
The Praesens Foundation was founded by Dr. Rudi Pauwels, serial entrepreneur and founder of, among others, the Mechelen biotech companies Tibotec, Virco and Biocartis. He was urged to start this initiative after he...'s picture
Did you know that in Benin 1 on 4 girls give birth to their first child before the age of 18? Massive sensibilisation campagnes are required to make the girls more confident, but also to educate boys and men. Early...'s picture
In Togo we started to work together with the association Zam-Ké, that produces articles from used plastics. By doing this, millions of plastic bags, banners and other material are removed from the streets of Lomé to get...'s picture
With the support of the for Africa, de Filharmonie set up the Re-Mix Kinshasa” project in December 201 5. Re-Mix enables youngsters and kids from vulnerable situations (poverty) to play an instrument in a...