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PartnersHoofdstedelijk Instituut Anneessens-Funck OKAN (Brussels)
Campus Hast Okan (Hasselt)
WeDo! Schakelklaas Roeselare
Fedasil reception centre Sint-Truiden
Masir Avenir. Youth project by the Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering
Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen
Globe Aroma
With the support ofUCB Community Health Fund managed by the King Baudouin Foundation

For whom?

  • Young refugees, unaccompanied minors and newcomers between the ages of 15 and 24
  • Support workers assisting young refugees and newcomers
  • Policymakers


Through the project ‘Re-Imagine Covid’, Solentra conducted an action research with young refugees and newcomers on how the pandemic impacted their mental well-being and resilience.

During the pandemic, young people had very little say in the measures that affected their well-being. That was particularly true for the vulnerable group targeted by this project. In ‘Re-Imagine Covid’, they took centre stage as the experts of their complex reality.

The Photovoice methodology instructed them to express how they experienced the pandemic through photos they made: the struggles as well as things they drew strength from. There is a lot to be learnt from their photos and stories for the next crisis.

Digital expo

From 21 April to 4 May 2023, we organised the photo exhibition ‘Re-Imagine’ with the young participants at the Pianofabriek in Saint-Gilles with the creative support of curators Deborah Ephrem and Gaëlle Khalife of Globe Aroma.