Kologa

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Kologa helps refugees to settle in shared houses or flats in Brussels.

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Approach

ON THE ONE SIDE

A refugee, looking for a place to stay and longing to discover Brussels, its inhabitants, its languages, its traditions, its saviours and its colours.

ON THE OTHER

A shared house or flat with a vacant room and Brussels locals who would like to discover news ways of living, doing, thinking or cooking.

IT’S A MATCH!

Kologa aims to bring those two actors together in order to allow them to share their home in a sustainable way and on an equal footing.

AN ENRICHING EXPERIENCE

Through the sharing of a home, Kologa’s objective is to boost diversity, enhance openness vis-à-vis the other’s life and weave authentic bonds that go beyond preconceptions.

News

Kologa, the end of a journey

Hello to all of you who have supported, contributed or participated in Kologa, After three and a half years of activity, we have decided to put an end to this project with a heavy heart but also with resolution and serenity. These years have been extremely rich in encounters, in lessons learned and in questioning. […]

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Reflections on the end of Kologa

“You enter into resistance from a situated place in the world, and in that there is no moral value, however it is our responsibility to recognize it.”  Juliette Rousseau, Lutter ensemble Kologa is a housing association whose aim is to enable refugees to join shared flats or houses in Brussels. The project has been active […]

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Testimony

AHMAD, 27 YEARS OLD

“At first, when I started living with people, I wonder ‘Why?’. I thought I wouldn’t be happy. I thought they would be different and I was a bit scared actually. I thought many things would be different. My life is very different from your life. I thought the food would also different… And yet, little by little, I started to feel comfortable around my housemates. Yes, I feel good and I might even feel better in the future.”

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