As a classical musician, I wanted to do something meaningful during the coronavirus crisis using my profession. Because of the virus, my work dropped off completely, and so it was a breath of fresh air for me to play for an audience again. And in particular for a warm and friendly one. It was really lovely to see how the residents of the Hubbie non-profit association enjoyed the music.
Manuela Bucher – Brussels Helps volunteer
Newcomers in search of Stadspiratie for Brussels
© Boris Vermeersch
A testimony of Hatice Merve Kiraç, newcomer/student.
Everyone in shape !
The VGC Sports Service organised a wide range of activities during lockdown for people to help them stay in shape.
How Jeanine and other older residents experienced the lockdowns
© LDC Chambéry
Jeanine Braham is 74 years old and a regular visitor to the Chambéry neighbourhood centre in Etterbeek. She tells us how she experienced the lockdown.
Focus on psychological vulnerability
© Youssef Nadam - Unsplash
40% of the Brussels residents have mental health issues and 25% have a serious risk of a psychological disorder.