People with disabilities are subconsciously excluded. They often do not get the chance to take on an active role. Konekt strives to ensure that all people can engage their talents in society. A society in which there are no extra barriers, where inclusion is the natural basis.
In our activities and collaborations, we focus primarily on young adults with disabilities. They find themselves in a stage of life in which it is crucial to explore their own talents and dreams for the future. This group still has a lot of potential for growth. We break thought the ceiling that often accompanies disabilities by highlighting this talent and growth at an early stage.
Konekt is a lab in which we test working models with all kinds of partners. We radically renew ingrained themes and practices in collaboration with people with disabilities. We challenge other organisations, educational institutions and employers to adopt better practices.
Konekt, Brake-Out and Platform-K have won a great deal of (international) awards and acknowledgements in recent years. It is very gratifying when we manage to inspire juries and the public with our vision on talent, inclusion and social enterprise.
Radical new models are emerging worldwide as a response to social challenges. These models often work bottom up – just think of the sharing economy, the maker movement, new types of meaning… Konekt embraces these kinds of innovative models to establish a society that radically strives for inclusion.
No more slow, step-by-step progress. We aim for disruptive system change because there is no time to lose for disabled people.