We are so happy to have Karin present her project titled, International Sandwich Brothers, at our next event on December 11th!  Read more about the project below:

Project Description

Sandwich Brothers is an integration project which aims to improve integration by offering an innovative and fun job experience to newly arrived refugees. That’s why all our employees are young refugees who have recently received their work permits and are part of the state-run introduction program. We do this by producing a sustainable product: our delicious homemade sandwich ice-cream!

Why does this idea matter to you and to the city of Oslo?

We believe Oslo needs more innovation and now is the time. We’re facing an increase of negative attitudes and we want to change this discourse. By proving to society that our new brothers and sisters can be a huge resource for society and economy, we hope to inspire more people and employers to take action and be part of the solution.

How will you use this microfunding?

1. We want to keep expanding our business and in order to do this we need more equipment.
2. We need more uniforms for our future employees
3. We want to ensure that all our ingredients are organic and local.

What elements of community or sustainability will be addressed with your idea?

We address the issue of unemployment among young male refugees in Oslo. We attempt to give them a paid work experience and a community to be part of in order to ensure that less people fall outside the job market, which has proven to result in isolation from society.