For all the motivated young people who want to actively participate in development aid, the Belgium Development Agency offers the junior programma.
"Launch campaigns about hygiene in Rwanda, build ecological paths in Peru… The work Junior Assistants do is very varied.
In 2006 the Junior Programme was created to offer young people a first professional experience in development cooperation.
Young people work a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 years in a project of BTC or of a Belgian non-governmental organisation; they are guided by a coach.
This programme, which was launched at the time by then Minister of Development Cooperation Armand Dedecker, has the following main objectives: