KIYO-team / our staff members

Iris Bogaerts

General manager

Since 2012, Iris has been responsible for the operational, strategic and HR coordination. She has several years of experience in the private sector and worked as a volunteer with refugees in Ecuador. For her, KIYO offers the ideal opportunity for developing a quality, professional organization that fights for the rights of the most vulnerable children.

Mélodie Arts

Program Manager

After working for the United Nations on advancing sport as a tool for development and peace, Mélodie ran high-quality international development programs in Asia and the Middle East at the NGO Right To Play. In 2017, she joined KIYO and manages the programmes in Belgium, Philippines, Brazil, DRC and Burundi. She is also responsible for Communications.

Magali Guyaut

Financial director and program manager

Since 2010, Magali has been responsible for the accounts and financial management of KIYO. In 2013 she joined our team and became the financial director and program manager of our projects in the South. 

Michiel De Baere

Education

After lecturing at the Artevelde Hogeschool and serving as a protection officer at the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Michiel De Baere started out on KIYO’s various education projects, raising awareness of children’s rights among young people and the general public alike.  

Noëmi Raquet

Education

Noëmi joined the KIYO team in 2016. Since 2017 she has been supporting both the communication team as well as educational projects, working on disseminating the rights-based approach while completing her law studies at the VUB.

Jan Daniëls

Program facilitator Brazil

For almost 20 years, Jan has been living in Brazil and working there with the most vulnerable children. He carries out projects that involve street children, children in conflict with the law and children growing up on the Jardim do Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro.

Céline Baes

Program facilitator DR Congo & Burundi

As the program facilitator in the DRC and Burundi, Céline strives for the rights of children. She lives in Bujumbura and, for 6 years, she has been carrying out our projects in Burundi and the east of the DRC. In Burundi, she can combine her passion for music, dance and travel. 

Roger Camps

Program facilitator Philippines

The struggle against the dictator Marcos brought Roger to Steunfonds Filipijnen Overpelt in the 1980s. After a career of 6 years as an industrial engineer, and after several prospect trips, Roger started working for Belgian NGO Solidagro to fight for a more just and dignified existence for the people in the Philippines. For a long time, food, security and adapted technologies were his field of activity. Since 2014 he has been fighting for the rights of street children, children in risk situations and children who are in conflict with the law in the Philippines.