THIS summer a new café opened in centre city Bratislava called Lepší svet (A Better World), named after a non-profit organisation which sponsors the café.
The café is located at Radlinského 24.
The organisation already operated a similar café in Petržalka but in a smaller and less desirable location which attracted just a few visitors.
Both cafés were designed to give mentally handicapped people an opportunity to work and learn the business, usually only for a few hours a week.
But it is an indispensable chance to hone their skills and become experienced employees for the hospitality industry.
“We decided to move to a better location with the prospect of more guests. We suppose that during the off-season, mostly students will come – we can also offer them textbooks and expert literature,” the co-founder of the Lepší svet organisation told the TASR newswire.
Lepší svet café currently employs six people but also provides others with work opportunities by designing and producing promotional materials like invitations, postcards, and billboards or by making works of art.
The organisation began several years ago by assisting five clients but now provides help to 44 clients who have medium-level handicaps – meaning that they can be employed in some way.
13. Sep 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská