Sandra Galada: December 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Twenty alcoholics cleaned the streets of Amsterdam for beer

In the Netherlands, a controversial project Rainbow Foundation has decided to hire a group consisting of 20 chronic alcoholics. Its function is to clean the streets in exchange for a modest sum of money , some food and her main motivation : five cans of beer.

As reported by AFP , Gerrie Holterman , Rainbow Foundation representative agency says that keeping busy keeps addicts cause riots or fights . So, from a pragmatic point of view , it works.
the method
The 20 participants are divided into two groups. Everyone works three days a week cleaning the streets of Amsterdam.
Meanwhile , the drinks are dosed throughout the day : receive two in the morning (and if they wish , with some coffee ), two at noon ( with lunch ) and one at the end of the day, to 3:30 pm
Several of the ' workers ' were satisfied with the initiative, while not denying that at the end of workday spent his modest pay ( $ 13.50 ) more alcohol.