Celebrating the little ones In this mini theme we will highlight businesses that focus on bringing out the best in your children. First of all, we have a feature on Hebeco, a baby products reseller that specialises in providing specialist shops with the best clothes, toys and accessories for the little ones. Secondly, we have a special profile on Brussels International Catholic School, where we present an overview of their curriculum and talent development. To introduce this theme properly, we have asked the experts at Tilt to tell us more about their organisation and what they do for children. TEXT & PHOTOS: TILT
Tilt, based in Wallonia, is a cultural space initiated by the non-profit association Odyssea. Tilt stands for Terrain Interactif Ludique pour Tous, French for ‘playful and interactive space for all’. The association is composed of young people that serve the project, either as volunteers or as employees. What they all have in common is the drive to change attitudes, beliefs and to open up the minds of children, young people and the accompanying adults. During a day’s journey, visitors will have the opportunity to go around our imaginary world, to meet other cultures, to instil
the public to an awareness of differences, but also similarities, between the men and women of the world, all set perfectly in peace without moral judgements and without the mindset that we have ‘the answer’. The key words of our activities are: creativity, citizenship, curiosity and diversity. Tilt proposes that visitors develop their inquisitive skills, their critical thinking and we hope to awaken young people and children to the richness of the world that surrounds us. Tilt does this through workshops, visits to school and families, adult training, animation and formation.
For more detailed information, feel free to visit our website. And if you want to open a Cultural Awakening Centre somewhere in the world, the team at Tilt would love to see the creation of another location – a place where we could exchange and share our respective experiences. We are always keen to hear from people, so do contact us. Our team is composed of curious and enthusiastic people who are very willing to see Tilt extend its activities and share its values with more and more people. www.letilt.be Issue 28 | April 2016 | 9
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