WHY WE BEGAN
In 2016, a group of citizens noticed the difficulties faced by newcomers to the city of Brussels to meet people living in the city and actively engage with Belgian life.
Meeting local people considerably helped newcomers to learn and practice the national language, understand its culture as well as opening up opportunities for work, housing and leisure.
At SINGA, we aim to create spaces for people to meet, exchange ideas and foster collaboration between newcomers and locals. The aim is to create a society rich because of its diversity, where everyone, regardless of their background, can realise their potential.
SINGA AROUND THE WORLD
SINGA means "link" in Lingala. Founded in France in 2012, SINGA is now an international community existing in 8 countries with more than 30,000 members.
SINGA aims to foster social innovation and cultural enrichment by creating places for locals and newcomers to meet, exchange ideas and create a more inclusive society.
Thanks to our inclusive and empowering model, every member of our community has the opportunity to propose their own ideas and bring them to fruition. It is through this approach that SINGA aims to change perceptions of newcomers in the welcoming society and to bring about a shift from an approach based on charity to the creation of a win-win project.