"Le Petit Vélo Jaune", one of the three winners of the Federal Poverty Reduction AwardFriday, 16 June 2017 17:58
The Federal Poverty Reduction Prize recognizes the efforts of individuals, associations, enterprises or public administrations that combat poverty on a daily basis by devising useful and original solutions.
The Brussels winner of the 2017 award is the association "Le Petit Vélo Jaune" of Watermael-Boitsfort, which currently assists 38 families in need thanks to 38 volunteers.
For Wallonia, the "Théâtre des Travaux et des Jours" in Durbuy was chosen as the winner. It contributed to the socio-professional integration of two people suffering from psychiatric problems through cultural creation for four years.
In Flanders, the price went to "Rimo Limburg" of Heusden-Zolder, which took advantage of a neighborhood development project to train disadvantaged residents to become welders. These three winners will each receive a sum of 12,500 euros.
"Poverty has many faces and affects an ever wider and more diverse audience", commented SPP President of Social Integration, Julien Van Geertsom. "There are, however, a great many people who fight against such conditions without ever giving up. The number of cases submitted is proof of this.
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