a personal story
The Civic Media Foundation was founded by Armand Bogaarts together with his son Jan and daughter Saskia.
He has a personal reason to support mentoring. For 2 years he lived in a children´s home because his parents were not able to take care of him.
When he was 8 he returned to live with his mother and went on to study business in Holland and international relations at Georgetown University in the US. He became an entrepreneur and co-founded of LCL Belgium, Eurofiber, Filocian and Messagenes.
Armand learned how important mentors can be for a vulnerable person. He is convinced that mentoring is a win-win for all: not just for the mentee but also for the mentor and for the social cohesion of local communities. That´s why he created the Civic Media Foundation. Help him foster healthy inclusive local communities with strong mentoring programs.