Welcome Els Janssens!
The ToolBox team is getting stronger with the arrival of Els. Welcome to her!
"Els Janssens is my name. I am starting as the brand new ToolBox coordinator for Flanders. NPOs based in Flanders asking for ToolBox help will therefore be in touch with me. I am looking forward to becoming part of the ToolBox team and to contribute to the wonderful mission that ToolBox stands for. Joining and supporting organizations that have social innovation and improvement in mind, that is what I am passionate about.
And that is something I can rely on my previous professional experiences. I can split these into two major periods. First in the private sector, my focus was mainly on competence development, training and education, coaching, in other words looking at the human resources aspect of organizations.
In a second phase, I switched to the social-innovative sector by being involved in the birth of Bednet vzw, which organizes distance learning for long-term and chronically ill children. As the driving force behind this, I participated for 14 years in developing it into a right for every sick child in the Flemish education system. I have always experienced the bridge between the profit and social profit sector as fascinating, instructive and win-win.
With these and other experiences, I look forward to contributing to ToolBox's project."