Connected Elephant - Belgium VZW (NGO)


Connected Elephant is a non-profit organization which wants to stimulate the personal development of children, young people and adults without any distinction on cultural background or nationality. Connected Elephant believes that through your personal experience, you can foster the cohesion in society. Personal development helps reinforce closer and deeper contact with other persons, as well as active participation. Connected Elephant chooses the method of non-formal learning.


Connected stands for connection on four levels:

  1. Connection with yourself: Connected Elephant guides you in the process of (re)discovering yourself and being close to yourself
  2. Reinforce the connection with people around you. How do you optimize your relations with relatives by communicating in a clear, transparent and unambiguous way?
  3. The place you take in a group. How are you a part of a group without losing yourself or feeling lost?
  4. The encounter between people from different cultures. Connected Elephant organizes international trainings where people from different cultural backgrounds interact with each other.


Elephants have four distinctive characteristics:

  1. Elephants have a high IQ (intelligence quotient). The capacity to acquire new insights supports you to improve in your own development.
  2. Elephants are known to have not only a high IQ, but also a high EQ. Elephants can play, have fun, get angry or be in love. Elephants are really happy if they meet friends and deeply sad if one of them dies. Your emotional intelligence is at least as important as your IQ when it comes to relations with others.
  3. Elephants live in groups. Automatically they experience a tight connection between individual members of the herd. Elephants grieve a long time when a member of their group dies.
  4. Elephants are naturally strong. Not all human beings feel strong. But Connected Elephant aims to guide people who are interested in growing and becoming more aware.


Values of Connected Elephant:

  • Connected Elephant is concerned with less able or subordinated persons and stimulates intercultural dialogue and social inclusion of children, young people and adults.
  • Connected Elephant is active on regional, national and international level.
  • Connected Elephant works in a non-profit way.
  • Connected Elephant contributes to the promotion of art and culture for children, young people and adults.
  • Connected Elephant produces publications on topics which are related to the socio-cultural field, art and culture education, empowerment...

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