Post-COVID initiatives by entreprising young leaders from JCI
Junior Chamber International focuses its efforts on projects that support the economy and well-being.
It is all too well known that the current health crisis will have an impact on many people. Belgium, like the rest of the world, will have to redouble its efforts to regenerate and rebuild itself, as well as its economy, businesses and human resources.
RISE is Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) response to the COVID-19 pandemic from an economic perspective. It is an initiative led by the members of the 47 local chapters scattered throughout Belgium, who encourage them to develop projects related to the three pillars of RISE :
1. Supporting and rebuilding economies by supporting local small businesses
For example: Chacun chez soi (JCI Mouscron), Ça existe (JCI Malmedy-Hautes Fagnes), JCI Xmas Box (JCI Dendermonde), Lockaal (JCI Hasselt)
2. Motivating the workforce through youth entrepreneurship
For example: Convincing from the start (JCI Aalst), Women in Leadership positions (JCI Namur), JCI Change your Game (JCI Brussels, Gent-Artevelde and JCI Damme)
3. Safeguarding the mental health and well-being of citizens
For example: Prioritize Yourself (JCI Ghent); Happy@work (JCI Arlon); Pour rebondir, dopez votre optimisme (JCI Pays de Herve), Positief Opvoeden (JCI Knokke-Heist)
Whether at the local, regional, national or international level, JCI offers its members development opportunities in four areas of opportunity (training, community, business and internationalism) that will enable them to create positive change in their communities.
So if you are between 18 and 40 years old and want to learn, grow, impact the world, meet inspiring people and help your community grow after COVID-19, you can join JCI. With partners like the United Nations, JCI gives you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, increase your skills and become a leader of tomorrow while working together on impactful projects.
In short, JCI is a good mix of a youth movement, a service club and a training school.
The year 2020 has brought us its share of reflections, trials, and the search for meaning in our lives. “What do I want to do with my life? Am I happy? Will I have the courage to change job? How can I improve this world in which I live, for myself and for others”. All these questions, each of us has probably asked ourselves at least once this year. What if JCI could help you answer them?
What better way to start this new year 2021! Interested?
|Every year, a new team of volunteers helps all Belgian JCI members achieve their goals. In 2021, the Limburgese Nele Buysmans and her team, composed of Flemish, Walloon and Brussels members, will focus on helping society recover from COVID-19.