Righteousness and altruism are inextricably linked with the values of Van Ede & Partners. Our social involvement displays itself in a number of different ways.
Through the Van Ede Foundation we have established many projects related to culture, music, the labor market and education. Internationally we focus on the fight against child labor and the poor conditions in which many children find themselves. This support is not only financial in nature, but it also draws from the personal involvement of our coaches and clients.
Van Ede & Partners views Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an integral component of modern entrepreneurship, the core of which is the organization through its entire value chain that adds economical, ecological and social value.
Our CSR-partnerships are an extension of Van Ede & Partners’ mission. It is the nature of our work. We want to promote societal justice by connecting the talents, ambitions and desires of our clients and coaches with valuable, meaningful societal issues. In our mind talent knows no borders. In part, we select our coaches based on their participation in societal issues.
Together with a few organizations which dedicate themselves to the integration and talent development of refugees in the Netherlands we join forces through our CSR-partnerships. In this partnership we utilize the talents of higher educated refugees and help them find their place in Dutch society by guiding them to a job at their educational level. Aside from this, we also bring attention to the importance of emergency relief through the network of Van Ede & Partners.
Both Van Ede & Partners and its CSR-partners believe that refugees are incredibly motivated, talented, and have an enormous perseverance. We want to bring attention to the added value refugees bring to Dutch society and the Dutch labor market.
For questions related to Van Ede & Partners’ CSR-Partnerships you can get in touch with Kaveh Pour via 06 46 76 78 90.
Van Ede & Partners helps higher educated refugees to find a job
In 2016 Van Ede & Partners and VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (VWN) launched a CSR partnership to help higher educated refugees find a job.
Van Ede & Partners helps refugees to utilize their talents and capacities more effectively. VWN connects employer demand with the supply of refugee talent by collaborating with organizations such as Accenture and Manpower.
Would you like to contribute to this? You can! For a number of refugees, we are looking for a “match” with someone active in their industry/desired career to set up several (voluntary) networking talks in order to further their job hunt. Please click here to see the list.
For 10 years Van Ede & Partners has been guiding, in collaboration with UAF, 10 higher educated refugees per year to a new job.
Van Ede & Partners has also struck a CSR partnership with Stichting Vluchteling in order to guide higher educated refugees.
Van Ede & Partners is supporting Stichting Vluchteling in the following ways:
Multipurpose Centre, Calcutta
Every human being has a right to a humane existence. Child labor does not qualify as such. Since 2000, Van Ede & Partners has been sponsoring activities in Calcutta to combat child labor. To this end, we opened a Multipurpose Centre for TrinitaSociety for Social & Health Research. Among other things, this center functions as an overnight stay for about 40 children. Many child laborers have no home. These are boys between 5 and 13 years of age, who work 7 days a week for 12 hours a day. Now, they no longer have to sleep on the streets or in a workshop but in a bed – as it should be.
The center also contains four beds for the healthcare of sick boys, a room for computer lessons, a kitchen for a daily breakfast and once a week a hot meal for about 600 boys. In addition, the center offers education to neighborhood children and other people from the neighborhood.
The Multipurpose Centre in Calcutta was initiated by Van Ede & Partners, and has been supported by Stichting Zonnige Jeugd, Stichting Femi and KMA Consultants bv. The amount invested was doubled by Impulsis-Edukans.