Many sympathizers and volunteers take the initiative themselves to put our Foundation in the spotlight or to organize an event for the benefit of the Foundation. Are you organizing a promotion soon and want to donate (part of) the proceeds, contact pascale@hubi-vinciane. Every contribution, small or large, is greatly appreciated.
The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation at the Mechelen Christmas market on 17 December!
If you are still looking for a nice Christmas gift, take advantage of stand at the Mechelen Christmas market! Wide choice of wooden sculptures, metal figurines, notebooks, placemats, bags, t-shirts …
Where? Mondiale Kerstmarkt, Refuge, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat 52 2800 Mechelen
When? Saturday, 17 December, from 12:00 to 18:00
On that day, all kinds of Mechelen houdt Je Warm activities will take place in the city center.
QbD continues to support us!
The QbD group supported us throughout 2022 by organizing all sorts of activities.
After last year’s collections, the lunches that a Thai colleague organizes every month recently raised a very nice amount. By Beninese standards, this amount is enough to attend eight deliveries or to perform more than 20 ultrasounds.
The team enthusiastically heard the call for sheets, towels, shoes, and clothes. The van that brought the materials to WereldMissieHulp was completely filled. And that’s only a part of what was collected.
Magdaleen Pieters, Human Resources Manager of the QbD Group, participated in the study tour to Benin in November with her family and mother. She handed over a part of the collected material, including a lot of glasses, to the eye clinic in Boko.
Finally, no less than 21 employees of the QbD group will participate in the Corrida in Leuven on December 30 in aid of the Foundation. Together they have committed to run 220 kilometers.
We greatly appreciate the support and help the QbD Group gives to our Foundation. We thank them warmly!
Westfit donates cycling clothes and equipment to the Benin Cycling Federation
Stijn Sprenghers, founder and director of Westfit – Cycling & Multisport Academy, participated with his family in the immersion trip to Benin in November 2022. He took the opportunity to hand over more than 40 kilos of cycling clothes and equipment to the Benin Cycling Federation. As a Foundation, we are committed to sport and exercise as part of diabetes and hypertension prevention projects, among others. We are, therefore, very pleased with Westfit’s donation to the Benin Cycling Federation.
St. Barbara’s Nursing Home
St. Barbara’s Nursing Home staff organized a sober meal during Lent. All proceeds were donated to the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation.
In the picture, the director and the chaplain, Lieve Van Assche-Dierckx, and the sisters Pascale and Mary-Ann Van Assche.
World Market of Oud-Heverlee – 17 November 2022
Every year, the municipality of Oud-Heverlee organized a world market to highlight projects from the South. It was a chamring and busy edition at the municipal elementary school “de Hazensprong”. Isa Mutsaerts was present with a stand for the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation. She received a scholarship from Oud-Heverlee for her internship visit to Benin. There, she and three other students of the KULeuven worked on the project “Banupads”, which consists in making reusable sanitary napkins from banana fibers.
Ottertrotter in Mechelen
On Sunday, September 18, the Ottertrotter festival took place in the Botanical Garden of Mechelen. Besides musical performances and activities, there was a world market with members of the World Council of Mechelen. The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation was also present. Visitors could visit our stand to get more information about our projects or to buy a nice gift. The weather was favorable to us: fortunately, the rain did not show up until the end of the day.
QbD Clinical, part of the larger QbD Group, is also organizing activities throughout the year to benefit our Foundation in 2022. Thanks to the proceeds of their actions in 2021, we were able to purchase, among other things, a new examination table for the Saint-Martin hospital in Papané and a delivery table for the medical center in Kassouala.
In the spring of 2022, they organized a ‘spring pop-up second-hand clothing’. Furthermore, the ‘mini plant fair’ was a real success: employees could buy cuttings of all kinds of local organic plants supplied by the father of colleague Anneleen De Cock. More recently, a tombola brought in some nice proceeds with thanks to Estelle Rens Ceramics for her contribution to the wonderful prizes. And last but not least, the monthly Thursday Thai lunches remain popular. Not only do they bring in a nice sum for our Foundation, but they also contribute to the ‘teamspirit’. The proceeds of all initiatives go to the equipment of our hospitals.
A heartfelt thank you to QbD Clinical!
Partnership with Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs (OVO)
We are delighted with our Foundation’s partnership with Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs (OVO). In February 2022, the OVO programme “Sustainable Technology for Africa” (SusTech4Africa) was officially launched in Benin. With this programme, OVO supports sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa. After Uganda, Rwanda, and Senegal, OVO has also included Benin in its program, thanks to their NGO partners and our Foundation. You can find more information on the OVO website.
Spring Corrida 27 March 2022
Due to Covid-19, the end of year Corrida in December 2021 could not occur. Fortunately, DCLA did not throw in the towel and organised a Spring Corrida as soon as circumstances permitted. This took place on Sunday, 27 March.
Despite the lack of sleep – the night of 26 to 27 March marked the start of summertime – around 100 runners turned up for our Foundation at the beginning of the Spring Corrida. Waterleau brought no less than 27 participants and TRIUM Clinical Consulting QbD 10.
Together, they raised over 2,000 euros, bringing the total proceeds of All legs for Benin and the Spring Corrida to over 17,000 euros. Another significant sum for our community vegetable garden project!
Make a note of 30 December 2022 in your diaries because there will be a special edition of the end-of-year Corrida in Leuven! Registrations will be possible from September onwards. As soon as we know more, we will keep you informed. So keep an eye on your email and social media.
Pidpa-HidroPlus donates almost 2,500 euros to our Foundation!
Every year, Pidpa supports development projects through Hidroplus that contribute to developing a sustainable supply of drinking water and wastewater treatment in developing countries. The project must be integrated into the local community and promote the population’s autonomy.
As in previous years, this year, our Foundation is also among the lucky recipients of a contribution from Pidpa. During a short ceremony at the Schilde town hall, a representative of Pidpa presented us with a cheque for 2,470 euros. The municipality of Schilde and Hidroplus together contribute to drinking water supply to our schools in Borgou.
Thank you very much!
Plantyn donates over 40,000 books
After a first donation of almost 25,000 books at the beginning of 2021, we now received a gift from Plantyn of 44,297 brand-new books for our primary and secondary schools in Benin.
The books are no longer adapted to the curricula in Belgium but are perfectly usable in Benin. The books include French, English, science, mathematics, and technology textbooks for both pupils and teachers.
On 17 February, they left by boat for Cotonou in Benin, where they will arrive around 16 March. Our team in Benin will ensure the distribution of the books among the 50 primary and ten secondary schools we are working with. A detailed report will follow.
Run for Boko and Partenamut
For the fifth consecutive time, our partner Le 5e monde is organizing its “Run for Boko” project in Benin, a fundraising event for the benefit of the Saint-Martin hospital in Papané and Saint-Jean-de-Dieu hospital in Boko.
The “Run for Boko” participants organize all kinds of activities themselves and get sponsored. With the proceeds, the hospitals can buy new medical equipment.
Fifteen sportsmen and women will leave for Benin in April 2022. The starting point of the race is the Saint-Martin hospital in Papané. From there, they will walk no less than 80 km in four days to the Saint-Jean-de- Dieu hospital in Boko. This is an undertaking not to be underestimated in temperatures of around 30°C.
Thanks to the company Partenamut, the “Run for Boko” team can already bring a beautiful gift to Benin. Partenamut is donating no less than 70 baby scales and 420 breast pumps! The hospitals will use them locally and in the local medical centers.
Jean-Marc Dumont, who will be participating in the “Run for Boko 5” and who works at Partenamut, has made sure that everything is packed carefully and safely with his colleagues at Run for Boko (here is a picture of the packers). WereldMissieHulp will make sure that the material is shipped in January or February so that it will be in the hospitals before April.
A big thank you to Partenamut and Le 5e monde asbl!
Many volunteers take the initiative themselves to put our Foundation in the spotlight or to organize an event for the benefit of the Foundation.
Many sympathizers and volunteers take the initiative themselves to put our Foundation in the spotlight or to organize an event for the benefit of the Foundation.