The Tarwewijk in the city of Rotterdam is known as a ‘entry and transit’ district: a lot of starters and young families with children start in the neighborhood but then soon move to another district. This does not benefit the cohesion in the neighborhood. CultuurWerkplaats Tarwewijk contributes to mutual involvement in the community and plays a connecting role. In an abandoned school with a big garden local residents organize various creative and social activities.
The DOEN Foundation supports the CultuurWerkplaats so that it can further develop itself and become the central meeting place in the neighborhood where people from different cultural background can meet each other and help and learn from one another. Because both people individually as the community as a whole will benefit from this.