The Belgian association known as Topaz helps those who suffer from chronic illness. Their team of volunteers helps create a positive, relaxed atmosphere to help their “guests” put their illness—and the solitude that can often come with it—aside. They do so with simple but effective tools: laughter, drawing workshops, a walk outside, a meal in the company of others.
Find out more about what a day at Topaz is like from a number of different perspectives—that of a nurse, a volunteer, and a guest.
Topaz is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation’s Coup de Pouce Programme.