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.

Magali Guyaut

Financial Director and Manager of our program in Morocco

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. 

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.

Michiel De Baere

Project Officer Belgium

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 on children’s rights among young people and the general public.  

Yousra Ben Alita


After gaining experience in different sectors and most recently in the mobility sector, Yousra is glad to work for an organisation like KIYO that puts children at the heart of its work. As an accountant, she will assist KIYO's Financial Manager.

Arno Deheegher

Communications Officer

Arno is the newest member of KIYO, he joined the team in 2017. With a background in (digital) marketing he will be responsible for our communication.

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 the past 6 years, she has been carrying out our projects in Burundi and the eastern part 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. 

Sandra Bootsma

Child Rights Officer

Sandra has over 20 years of experience in the context of international solidarity. She worked in Burkina Faso, Benin, DR Congo and Rwanda for projects in the agricultural, education and youth sector as well as for organisational development. She joined KIYO in May 2018 as our Child Rights Officer and is responsible for the development and implementation of a number of child rights projects, including research, awareness raising, advocacy, knowledge management and support of actors in development cooperation.

Fanny Polet

Coordinator of the common program with TWHA (G3W-M3M) and Solidagro

After having worked as Partnerships Officer at the NGO TWHA for 10 years, Fanny coordinates the common program which links us with TWHA and Solidagro since May 2017. She facilitates the collaboration between our three organisations and promotes various synergy opportunities in order to reach more and more harmonisation between our three organizations because together, we are stronger!




Volunteer with KIYO


We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to join us to promote and protect children's rights. Here you can read more about how we can take action together.