Team @ Manayata Tech Park
Infosys Founder Shri N R Narayana Murthy @ Mitti Cafe
Women’s Team @ Mitti Cafe
Mitti Cafe designed by our hearing-speech impared employees
Mitti Cafe Bangalore & Hubli Teams
Padma Shree awardee and Former NASSCOM President Shri Kiran Karnik @ MITTI Cafe soft launch
MITTI Cafe, as a part of its livelihood development initiative for the economic independence and dignity of persons with disability, aims at providing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for adults with intellectual and/or physical disability through the creation of food cafes within corporates, educational, health and spaces.
Awards & Recognition
Our Leadership Team
25 year old Alina believes that compassion & courage are the two weapons that could eradicate most problems that our world faces today. She vouches that development is inclusive and can only happen by embracing and empowering people from the most vulnerable factions of the society. She believes that one of the best ways to do this is through enabling them with means to livelihood which are sustainable and allow them to lead a life with dignity.
She founded her first NGO (SSRI) in Mumbai at the age of 18, while in her 1st year of college. She started and lead a similar outreach organisation (PAHAL) whilst doing her Masters from Azim Premji University in Bangalore . She has motivated and engaged 1000s of youth in activities pertaining to livelihood, education, health, environment protection, human rights and women’s empowerment.
A strong advocate of participatory management, she is excited to traverse the journey of MITTI with her team of extraordinary persons with disability, while they learn to lead and she follows.
Jay is interested in everything & loves a few where he finds soul.
We could say that he likes a good challenge whether it is sports, renovating an old house, or finding a new way to better oneself through experiences but he is laid back enough to realize that you have to enjoy every moment that you have…
He loves good food and that always draws a crowd of friends for refreshments and great conversations by the pool. Flaunts his culinary skills, tells stories about wonderful experiences, people & places. Also a parent to a four year old indie, Milo.
“I guess my life is like always on a new quest, pushing my imagination to the limits, and occasionally walking into things”, says Jay, a theater enthusiast &
practitioner at Tahatto – a Bangalore based theatre group!
SOME OF OUR
“Great Ambience, service and food. I was surprised to see how perfectly the specially abled people were conducting their jobs.”
“I was surprised and delighted by seeing people with various disabilities working together. You have persons on wheelchair, people who can’t hear and speak and those with mental disabilities complementing each other which is fascinating.”
“Great to see a concept that promotes inclusion working so perfectly. Keep it up!“
SOME OF OUR
“They never take a second to think while it’s time to go that extra mile to make you happy! Must say, when it comes to customer service, I am a really tough customer to impress but the team easily does the job.”
“What is special about this cafe is the ambience brought about by the amazing people with different disabilities working in it. Not only am I at awe about how perfectly they do their job but I am equally impressed by their constant energy. Even my friends love the food and keep visiting often! “
“These guys don’t think twice when it commes to go that extra mile to make you happy! Live the open space and delicious food. :)”
© Mitti Social Initiatives Foundation, 2018