Bart de Graaff Foundation
Since 2016 BDO has been in collaboration with the Bart de Graaff Foundation. in the context of which we are coaching four so-called 'Bikkels' this year: people between 15 and 35 years of age with a life-changing impairment who are keen to set up their own business. Typically, Bikkels are people who do not want their lives to be defined by their impairment. BDO helps these people realise their dreams.
The coaching is very similar to how we work with clients: we put together a BDO team from various disciplines who coach their Bikkels and provide them with practical support in setting up their own business. BDO also contributes to the starting capitals for Bikkels.
At the helm of their own company
The collaboration with the Bart de Graaff Foundation is part of BDO's social commitment. The BDO team of coaches helps, supports and coaches Bikkels in such a way that they will end up in charge and at the helm of their own business. Helping them to eventually become independent and self-sufficient.
In 2017 we will be coaching five Bikkels.
If you are interested in our other social partnerships and our CSR policies? Have a look on this page or download our annual social report (in Dutch).