Linking Youth Up

A documentary series about reducing the digital and educational gap amongst youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Not every Belgian family has the financial possibilities to acquire a PC or laptop. And some do not have a suitable place at home to do their homework or study. And the corona crisis has led to even more school disadvantage amongst these socially vulnerable youngsters, which means there is a chance that they will never catch up again.
To respond to this emergency, the P&V Foundation organized the Linking Youth Up project. About 1300 youngsters received a brand new laptop to keep up with homework, school and studies. The project also highlighted the importance and impact of local initiatives, such as sports teams, after-school homework classes and more, that support young people from vulnerable backgrounds.

Linking Youth Up

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To visualize the project we have created an inspiring fly-on-the-wall documentary series in which we follow Meriam, Ilka, Siebe and Anthony.
Take Meriam for instance. A 15-year old basketball fanatic from Brussels who takes care of her little brother, whilst making her homework. Molenbeek Rebels Basketball is the place where she finds peace and stimulates her to work on her personal development. Or Siebe, living in a small apartment in Leuven with his mom and younger sister. Buurtwerk 't Lampeke is his second home. An initiative that is financially supported by the P&V Foundation. Under guidance Siebe plays with friends, finishes his homework in time and gets to discover his talents.
Each of them has a difficulties to keep up in life, because of their school or work disadvantage.

Linking Youth Up