We strongly believe in making commercial products and serve a social goal at the same time.
Rotterdamsche confituur is a business that does exaclty that: making organic fruit preserve and at the same time, support special education students with doing an internship.
Realizing that this -combining social goals with commercial ones- is not always easy, we do think that this is the way to approach a variety of social issues in the 21st century. Companies and society are not eachother's enemies: they need each other and as a result: they need to work togehter.
Our goal is to strive for self sufficiency when working with special education students. That means that we do not receive structural grants to organize our business. We feel that special education students is a great group to work with. It is our belief that these students, have the right and are even entitled to participate fully in society. That also means that they need to be prepared for a real life job. It is important for us to involve young people in running a business so they can feel what it is like to be part of a professional company community.
At the same time, we strive to make the best products and are looking for people who are willing to do the same and who are willing to learn.
We can help companies and individuals with setting up social businesses but also with organizing food events where Rotterdamsche confituur is served. Please contact us in case you would like to know more.