Sofie Foets is a multilingual social entrepreneur, passionate about integrative or civic education. 

Societal commitment & entrepreneurship are her key qualities. Prior to the launch of ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir, Sofie worked as a policy assistant in the European Parliament, specialized in policy issues including education, culture, civil & human rights. Sofie grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. She studied Political Science & European Politics and Policy.

ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (TADA) is 100% bilingual (NL/FR) non-profit organisation that provides supplementary, voluntary, motivational & society-oriented education to children aged 10 to 14, who come from the most socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Brussels. Over the course of three school years the TADA pupils discover diverse aspects of society in weekly experiential classes. Every Saturday the TADA pupils receive courses from inspiring professionals – volunteers – from all areas of the labor market, for example entrepreneurs, engineers, chefs, lawyers, & journalists. Through experiential learning & courses on topics such as law or finances for kids, TADA shows kids what ‘later’ could have in store for them.

"Change mentalities to fight against educational inequalities”

Let the innovative concept of TADA inspire you and find out how it can be an enriching eye-opener for all participants, from socially vulnerable children to inspiring professionals: both learn from each other by working together interactively. A win-win for everyone!