A Bit About Us
The beginning of Springtide in 2021
Springtide has been initiated by Valérie Dereymaeker, known as Lady Bush Pilot, Olimpia Barbarulo and Jonathan de Bosscher in March 2021. Doctor Adolphe Nyakasane, founder of the NGO Kesho Congo, proposed us to create a partnership aiming to receive support for their daily fight against child malnutrition and hunger in Bukavu, in the region of South-Kivu, Congo. The work of Springtide is divided in 2 main phases.
The first phase consists in accomplishing our mission which is focused on 2 core activities :
Raise funds for the Kesho Congo organization in order to assist them with financial support to develop their infrastructures
Raising awareness on their work and sensibilizing people on the subject of child malnutrition and hunger.
The second phase of this project will be to undertake a plane trip from Brussels to Bukavu, it will be possible thanks to the great collaboration with Lady Bush Pilot.
The plane trip will be the symbol of the connection created between the Kesho Congo organization, Lady Bush Pilot and the Springtide team. This experience will be object of video documentation, an additional chance to spread awareness on our work and collaboration with Kesho Congo.
Once arrived In Bukavu, we will be visiting the nutritional center, meet the members and volunteers of Kesho Congo but also get in touch with the children and their families to understand theirs needs and hopefully contribute to a positive change in their own life.
Springtide becomes a Belgian ASBL in 2023
Enriched by our 2 years experience raising funds for Kesho Congo and raising awareness about child malnutrition, we are glad to create Springtide ASBL giving the opportunity to the generous donators to get a fiscal advantage.
South Kivu (East Congo) has been a conflictual region for more than 30 years and the consequences are completely neglected by the international community.
Kesho Congo has the ambitious goal to help these communities against child malnutrition but also help the rural women to get some self sustainability and educate local mother about nutrition and dietetic.
Look at the gallery to realise the real situation in Bukavu.
Don’t hesitate to take contact with us and don’t hesitate to support us!
Jonathan de Bosscher
"My motivation for this project is the opportunity to be the link in between communities and participate in a positive change within our society"
Meet the team
Springtide ASBL is created in Belgium to make the world aware of the work done by Kesho Congo in the DRC to help malnourished children, disadvantaged young people and rural women. This work is possible thanks to the solidarity of our friends in Belgium, and in a couple of countries in Europe. I'm convinced that solidarity will save the world!
In 2021, when we have launched the Springtide project, I tried to sensibilise the aviation community to the children malnutrition problem in Bukavu.
In 2023, we decided to enlarge the sensibilisation to all Belgian communities and raise funds to fight against this decease.