At IPCom we strongly believe that company’s social responsibility is the core of not only a successful business, but also of a successful and thriving community. Therefore, inspired by the World Down Syndrome Day, which focuses on improving connections to ensure that all people with Down Syndrome can participate on equal basis with others, IPCom has partnered with Kunst-Werk-Küche e.V.
Kunst-Werk-Küche e.V. is an organization which supports the inclusion of people with mental, physical, and multiple disabilities into the mainstream workforce. The organization, where positivity is a running theme, supports people with disabilities in training and permanent employment in the catering trade.
Kunst-Werk-Küche e.V. was founded in 2017 by Katharina Inselkammer. Her wish was to create a restaurant where people with and without disabilities could work side by side and to prove that you can do it as a normal business and not a non-profit organization. Currently the restaurant works with 11 disabled people and offers them an opportunity to attend the cooking school, participate in workshops and, of course, cook delicious and healthy food in their inclusive deli in Munich's new Werksviertel.
Edward Tomlinson, Head of Global IP and Litigation at IPCom, welcomes the support for Kunst-Werk-Küche e.V. and its objectives. His family are all too aware of the difficulties which disabled people face. IPCom is hoping to help bring a positive change and help reduce any stigma about the inclusion of differently-abled people in society.
By providing financial support to Kunst-Werk-Küche e.V., we want to encourage other businesses to focus on social-welfare and shine a light on such inspiring projects. Together we can make a big change, one small step a time.