Truly Spe­cial

CAFE I CAN FLYY

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Cafe ICanF­lyy made waves when it opened last year as the only cafe in the city to be run by young­sters with spe­cial needs. But it is not just the nov­elty value that has en­sured its en­dur­ing pop­u­lar­ity. “Peo­ple vis­it­ing Kolkata are in­clud­ing Cafe ICanF­lyy in their itin­er­ar­ies now,” smiles Minu Bud­hia. Un­like Hope Cafe, this one is not about mak­ing the trainees em­ploy­able but giv­ing them a vo­ca­tion. “This can go miles in im­prov­ing their self worth. One mem­ber of the cafe crew has found such pur­pose in her work here that she re­fused to go on a hol­i­day with her par­ents,” says Bud­hia, who is also a psy­chother­a­pist along with be­ing the founder-di­rec­tor of the ICanF­lyy vo­ca­tional and skill build­ing in­sti­tute.

Minu and Preeyam Bud­hia with spe­cial needs cafe helpers at Cafe ICanF­lyy PRICE `750 meal for twoAT 4B Valmi­kee Street, Mad­dox Square TEL 24754403

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