In the spotlight – 2019

There are many sympathizers who promote our Foundation and support it financially. If you intend to organize a project soon with the intention of donating the income or part of it to us, please contact pascale@hubi-vinciane. Any contribution, however modest, is greatly appreciated.

In the meantime, we are at the 5th edition of SUP4Life. The principle remains: the choice between a pleasant recreational route with stopovers or a difficult challenge in the form of a super competition. The finish is always on the water sports course and we finish with a warm gathering, a hot meal, an award ceremony and a musical interlude.

Christmas & Gift Market in Zoersel
This year again, the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation was present with a sales stand at the Christmas & Gift Market in Zoersel on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.

Sundays of the world
In collaboration with the café du monde, Coop organises the youth work of the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation on Sundays of the World. Enjoy a Beninese inspired meal in support of the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation.

Congratulations to Heidi and Benoit
Heidi and Benoît Vanhecke-Simons celebrated their 25-year wedding anniversary and suggested a donation to the Foundation as a gift for those invited to their party. Thank you and sincere congratulations!

WMH garment bins in your neighbourhoodBring
Clothes and shoes that you no longer need in the “WMH red garment bins” in your neighbourhood. My World Relief Mission is a non-profit Christian organization that helps people in need by collecting clothes. Part of the clothing is directly redistributed to people in need. The rest is sold and, with the profits made, the Mission d’Aide au Monde supports projects all over the world, such as the projects of the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation in Benin.

Rock 4 Benin
Materialise held its annual fundraising event “Run 4 Benin” on May 24th.

World ‘dish of the day’ in Schilde
On June 2nd, GROS Schilde organised a world Stap & Hap. A walk of about 8 km through the municipality led the participants to 6 stops where they got to know projects in the South and local organisations. At each stop, the participant received a tasting or a drink which together formed a world meal. The Foundation’s “Dish of the Day” caravan offered the walkers a place to rest in the shade and a short film during their walk. Everything was highly appreciated by all participants.

Spaghetti Evening for Medical Student Trainees
The medical students of the KU Leuven who will be doing their internship in “our” hospitals from October onwards are organising a spaghetti evening on 29 September for the benefit of the Foundation. We thank the students from the bottom of our hearts and wish them an enriching internship period. We will come and visit them personally during our November mission!

Medical students Viki, Liese, Hannah and Jolien are preparing for their internship in the hospitals of Boko and Papané. They turn their travel preparations into a big spaghetti battle. Their perfectly organized festival brought in a nice penny for the Foundation, for which we thank you very much. We treat you back in Parakou!

Waregem Koerse offered 8 companies the opportunity to race for charity during the Pro Am Horse Race for Charity. For these new trots with double sulky, Picobello Renting “Party in style” from Roeselare chose the Foundation as their partner. The team achieved a nice 6th place and collected a sum of money in favor of our projects.

Container geladen
Onder de vakkundige leiding van de medewerkers van Wereldmissiehulp werd op vrijdag 6 september opnieuw een container geladen met medisch en ander materiaal.

The PIDPA water company wants to actively contribute to ensuring that everyone has access to water. It has therefore made a donation of 1,184 euros to help build a well on the grounds of the Papané Hospital School. Administrator Muriel received a cheque on 17 March at a small party at the Hidrodoe water activity centre in Herentals.

Our sporting friends from the Brussels 5th World vzw managed to cover the 160 kilometres between Djougou and Boko by bike in 3 days. The 4th edition of the Run for Boko was concluded with festivities on 9 May. Their action brought in a record amount of 11,500 euros which will be distributed to the Dâm Koosiabu orphanage and the paediatric service of the St Jean de Dieu hospital in Boko.

On the occasion of her 85th birthday, Aunt Magda Goedemé invited her family and friends to make a contribution to the Foundation. We thank her warmly and wish her many more years of good health!

Jan Flamend also shared his 60-candle birthday cake with the Foundation. Congratulations to Jan!

The Foundation was also present at the African Film Festival in Leuven (26 April to 11 May). The public showed real interest in our project and our totebags, placemats and pillowcases were easily found.

On Saturday 11 May, more than 800 young people came to the playground of the Sint Pieterscollege in Leuven to listen to music by young artists. The Foundation was present with a stand to present our activities to the schoolchildren.