ABOUT THE PROJECT
What is it about?
DUO for a JOB organises intergenerational and intercultural mentoring to facilitate access to the job market for the youngest jobseekers while recognizing the value of the over fifties’ experience.
Practically this means a relationship where an experienced person, “the mentor”, shares their knowledge and expertise with a young person, “the mentee”, in order to allow them to develop their skills and autonomy, and to enable them to identify and achieve professional objectives. This relationship (“the duo”) is based on exchanging, learning and permanent and reciprocal trust.
Creation date: 2012
Country of origin: BELGIUM
Staff: 50 employees
Impact since 2012
Duos created (mentors / mentees) in 2020
countries in 2020, 7 branches
Duo for a Job is an NGO which is mainly based on philanthropy, but not only. They have diverse partners supporting them in their operations.
Replicating Duo for a Job in another city would be funded by the HQ.
Positive outcome for the mentees
ABOUT THE co-FOUNDER
Matthieu Le Grelle
Matthieu is a Belgian social entrepreneur. Before launching the DUO for a JOB project together with his friend Frédéric Simonart in Brussels, he held various positions in many different countries for Doctors without Borders (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). By collaborating with local populations, he realised the importance of creating intergenerational links and networking to flourish professionally and personally.
Background & awards
Ashoka Fellow since 2018
Co-founder of Singa Belgium
Studied Communication and Business at ICHEC (Brussels)
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
In our Discovery program you will learn in details about:
Duo for a Job (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact, Business model)
Matthieu's entrepreneurial path & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)
His partnership proposal (Long term vision, Collaboration terms, partner's profile she is looking for)
What it means to replicate the same concept (Daily life, Possible business models, Necessary skills)