This stall run by specially-abled students just won hearts at Karachi Eat 2018
Karachi: Claiming to be the first cafe run by specially-abled persons, Cafe Ujala stole the limelight at Karachi Eat 2018.
Karachi Eat is the biggest food event in Karachi spanning over three days witnessing people from all walks of life. For its fifth installment Karachi Eat moved to a bigger venue, with more stalls and an expected crowd of around 300,000 people.
Not just this, Karachi Eat also some some beautiful initiatives to highlight and bring awareness to the cause of the specially-abled. One such stall was Cafe Ujala, which aimed to create awareness about Down Syndrome. The initiative focused on spreading awareness and smiles with Murtaza and Arsalan exhilarating our KEF experience with their culinary abilities
Speaking to ARY News, one of the owners of the cafe said, “This café of ours is mostly managed by these two. So we want to show the people that these children can work just like anybody else. It is these children who are competing with the rest 124 stalls here.”
In 1984, 10 parents came together and gave birth to a foundation named, “Ujala” whose aim was to provide facility for effectee’s from all strata of life, “30 years ago, 10 parents came together and created an organization for special children and we have brought Café Ujala today, to spread awareness.”
CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah, was also present at the event enjoying food, and admiring Murtaza and Arsalan preparing meals to serve their customers.