Jobs to reduce poverty
As organisations, social enterprises sit between the public and private sectors. While they operate on a commercial basis, their primary purpose is to serve their communities in one or several ways. To accommodate the career needs of each individual, ARTE organises workshops on job searching and provides tailored vocational training. “I firmly believe that everyone has a talent and based on their skills, we tailor the activities of the cooperative”, says Jarosław Pilecki.
Upon completing the internship, participants have the opportunity to work in the cooperative or search for a job elsewhere. Since Jarosław Pilecki launched ARTE ten years ago, he has hired 90 of his own programme graduates, assisted 3 000 people in his centre and supported many more through other forms of assistance.
His cooperative also runs a beanery and a social shop that offers basic needs products at affordable prices as well as handmade ceramics produced by vulnerable women.