On March 23th, VVOB's head office has moved to:

Julien Dillensplein 1 bus 2A
1060 Brussels (Sint-Gillis)

Our telephone numbers remain the same but we don't use a fax machine anymore.


With the all decisive climate UN climate change conference in Paris coming up in december 2015, we need to deliver our world leaders a clear global message: take serious climate action!

We believe more than ever that it is time to bring this message loud and clear.


Saved by the Bell

In Belgium both pupils and teachers are at times relieved when hearing the school bell ring at the end of the day. However, millions of children and youngsters worldwide never or rarely hear that sound.


Follow the experiences of Benjamin Tetteh from Ghana, linked to Kpando Secondary High School. He is at this moment visiting the partner school Stedelijk Lyceum Cadix in Antwerp. 


Education moves, both literally and figuratively. In our Annual Report 2014 we bring stories about three important pillars of our world-wide operations: professional development of teachers, school leadership and equal opportunities in education. We offer brief introductions with lots of photos, testimonials and info graphics.


To mark World Teachers Day, The Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) has released a new policy paper and new infographics with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) showing the persistent chronic shortage of trained teachers around the world.


The visit by two audiologists and one technician from Jonghelinckshof (JH) in Belgium to King George VI (KGVI) in Zimbabwe will always be an important piece of history in the twinning of the two schools. 


At the end of March the pupils of Belgian partner school De Hof in Antwerp walked 5, 8 or 10 kilometer (in the snow!) for their Zimbabwean partner King George VI. They were sponsored by friends and family. The older pupils walked more and collected puzzle pieces related to the school link. The smallest took a shorter route, but also found pieces of the school link puzzle.


On 2 November, it finally happened: the first two visitors from the partner school The Ark (Kessel-Lo) arrived at the Polanen School in Paramaribo. The boys and girls were dressed in splendid attire especially for the occasion . Their excited faces were all directed at the school gate.


The students and teachers from Immaculata Oostmalle share their knowledge and expertise in the ICT field with Makutano, a secondary school in Kenya. They also exchange ideas about daily life at home and at school. The principal and a teacher from Makutano already had the opportunity to taste life as it is in Oostmalle for a few days.


Three teachers of the Instituut Sint-Maria departed early November to their partner school Pheap Serey in Cambodia. We followed their blog and read some remarkable stories.


Early 2012, ten photographers set out on a journey. Their mission was extremely challenging; to grasp the impact of VVOB's education programmes on the everyday lives of children and youngsters. The result is an impressive and colourful range of interpretations, perspectives and ideas.


The two teachers and the school head of the Buyantanshi Open Christian Community School testified via e-mail about their visit to and stay with the Flemish partner school De Belhamel, Schellebelle. A nice testimony we wanted to share with you:

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Nature and Science, a Belgian association, organized a contest on scientific work for secondary schools. This year was the 14th edition. Koninklijk Atheneum Mariakerke, or KAM, did not miss this call...


The school link between Sacred Heart Convent School (Zambia) and the Belgian school that coincidentally has the same name in Dutch, Middenschool Heilig Hart, started three years ago. As 2012 is the International Year of ‘Sustainable Energy for all’, they decided to focus on Millennium Goal 7: Active working towards a sustainable environment.


King George VI Memorial school in Zimbabwe has a school link with the Belgian school Jonghelinckshof, Antwerp. The two partners have started the cooperation last year, and they physically met each other in 2011. King George was so kind as to give us an update on some interesting SchoolLinks issues from their side.


Eline Andries, a young journalism student, was since long attracted by South America. During her studies, she chose to focus on the medium 'television',  as she is of opinion that images sometimes speak louder than words.