Nairobi’s Pallet Café, as it’s identified, has a distinctive enterprise mannequin with a majority of its employees having a listening to impairment.
“The story and inspiration behind opening Pallet Café and establishing it the best way it’s, is empowerment. We have to empower people who find themselves otherwise abled. Not assist them, empower them. Give them a life. And that’s what is behind Pallet Café”, explains Susan Watkins, Common Supervisor at Pallet Café in Lavington, Nairobi.
Employment alternatives in Kenya for folks with listening to impairment just isn’t simple to return by and the transfer by Pallet Café has offered a lifeline for these working right here.
The recruitment course of varies from walk-in job seekers to referrals by completely different folks or establishments for the otherwise abled.
The brand new employees endure a two-week coaching course earlier than being allowed to deal with patrons.
Kabiru Mwenja is a daily right here and shares his expertise.
“The service right here is superb, I believe I come right here could also be too typically than I ought to however I’m a giant fan of the folks as properly. I believe I’ve received to know the folks working right here and it’s an additional benefit to study some signal language.
To this point I’ve learnt the signal for thanks, I’m nonetheless engaged on different alphabets” stated common patron Kabiru Mwenja.
Because of the optimistic reception, Pallet Café has opened two extra branches, one in Gigiri in Nairobi and the opposite in Diani on the Kenyan Coast.
Africanews correspondent in Kenya, Ronald Agak, added:
“Apart from providing a novel expertise and superb meals, Pallet Café additionally provides a serene setting for shoppers who would wish to work away from their places of work”.