The deaf community battle for employment and education (esp further education). This kitchen will teach them to be able to take up positions in the hospitality industry and as baristas. The teaching kitchens to be established will train far more of the deaf community and set up links with employers also training the employers in sign language so that communication is no longer the biggest stumbling block. As soon as we can find international partners we can get going with this project. The space is there and waiting. A staircase that meets safety standards needs to be built. Then the teaching kitchen needs to be equipped. The trainers will also receive Train the Trainer training and also train future staff and baristas. Their baristas have already won 2 major awards in the last 3 years (https://youtu.be/KoMp-CTxyvQ & https://youtu.be/U9LoSdOjVpU). It is the most empowering feeling for a non-deaf person to go in and watch a TV screen and be able to sign your coffee order to the barista immediately with no training in sign language. If you need more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are looking for international partners please.
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