How to improve the lives of children, youth and young mothers?
Every morning at 9.00 we open our youth café
where we sell coffee, rolls and buns,
chebureks (mutton pie meat pastry), souvenirs.
Aleksandra, the salesperson of our youth café,
is a young mother of three children, and this is her first job.
Our company helps young mothers and young people
get their first work experience, including training.
Our social enterprise began with the fact that
we founded an association in Karaosta which was initially intended for young people
and later – for the mothers of young children.
After some time, we came to realize that we were growing
and needed to start our own business.
Here, they can sew and work,
develop their talents, skills,
continue their education and study at school
and, of course, gain work experience.
Three mornings a week, mothers come here with their children
to chat with each other,
to let the children play together;
mothers also conduct creative workshops,
change children's clothes and support each other.
In the afternoon, many young people come here after school,
after classes to also participate in the activities.
They feel at home here.
This is very important because all this facilitates
their communication, helps them find their talents,
feel valuable, and also find their place in the world,
think out a strategy for their growth and
development in order to benefit society.
As an ambassador of social entrepreneurship,
we want and develop this place
to tell people about what social
entrepreneurship is, why it is important,
why invest in people and support them.
Any customer shopping in our company
also helps our mothers and youth,
supports expansion of work.
We hope that we will keep growing
and developing so that more and more young people
and mothers have the possibility to work.