Humanitarian projects


Mr Kris Vandevoorde from the Sint Gabrielcollege (Boechout) offers the proceedings of the school's annual "vastenvoettocht". This money will be well spent on some urgent repare works at the MEFAG orphanage in Nairobi. The roof needs replacement in order that the kids can sleep at least dry and the kitchen....well, the kitchen is almost not existing at this time. Cooking a meal every day for almost 55 kids average is already a challenge on its own. Just imagine thatyou only have an open fire and a used two shelved cup-board. No workplace, almost no kitchen material, no hood to evacuate the fumes from the open fire, other words no kitchen at all! 

The financial support of Sint Gabrielcollege will be used to refurbish the kitchen and replace the roof. will support the coordination of the works and maybe add some extra funds. 

More to come soon...

Thank you very much Sint Gabrielcollege!

More projects

Ilse Verhelst's picture
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...