Ninety poor people were treated with a free visit to … (Mechelen)

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Nearly ninety people living in poverty visited the science activity center Technopolis in Mechelen on Saturday. In cooperation with the anti-poverty organization ATD Vierde Wereld, Technopolis wants to amaze everyone with science and technology, including those who cannot afford the trip.

“For many families, summer vacation also includes excursions,” says Ester Bloks of Technopolis. Unfortunately, this is not clear to everyone. When Kris Roels of ATD Vierde Wereld called us, we were instantly excited. We have treated about ninety children and adults from a street library project to a free visit to Technopolis and an ice cream from IJsboerke.”

“Our mission is to amaze everyone with science and technology,” says Blockx. But this mission should not be a hollow slogan. This is why we reinforce our mission by giving free access to people who cannot visit Technopolis from a financial point of view. It is not the first time and it will not be the last that we stand up to disadvantaged families and youth.”

In the past, Technopolis has already donated a DoeDozen Zoem to youth with uncertain residency status, and earlier this month, the Dozen Center also made two classes available for the Mechelen Summer School. Those in financial difficulties can also enjoy a favorable rate via UiTPAS and the Holiday Sharing Center. (svds)

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