YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Inspired by Indonesia’s growing coffee culture, a faith-based national NGO in Indonesia has thought of using coffee as a means to raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities.
The idea forms part of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Program Peduli, which supports civil society organizations to address the needs of marginalized groups in Indonesia, including people with disabilities. The program is implemented by the Asia Foundation through homegrown civil society organizations such as the Christian Foundation for Public Health or Pusat Rehabilitasi YAKKUM.
But how exactly are they using coffee to promote social inclusion? Devex visited a small cafe in Yogyakarta on a recent trip to Indonesia to find out.
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