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In this day and age, lots of people have the habit of going cafe-hopping during the weekends to look for good coffee and pastries. Well, we have one place to recommend to you! Located at Sungai Petani, Kedah, this cafe is run by children with special needs! They bake the bread themselves and at the same time, they make the coffee too! This cafe is at the  PEKAKA centre  in Sungai Petani. PEKAKA (Parents’ Support Group for Children with Special Needs) is a society that focuses on providing assistance to special children in acquiring quality education. The cafe was set up by the head of the Sungai Petani PEKAKA branch, Mdm. Chen Mei Zhen. She set up this cafe with the mindset of letting the children gain the first-hand experience in working, communicating with the public and earning their own pocket money! “I have been told by some people that special children are people that were forgotten by God but I think that they are all incarnations of angels.” She added that the life of a special child is not easy as they were born with physical and mental defects which in turn leads them to be ostracised by society. Their learning ability is lower than an average child and for them to really learn, they need more patience and attention from teachers. With Pekaka, they prepare children with special needs to attend normal schools by providing the necessary skills through an early intervention programme. Other than that, they are also organising culinary and baking workshops for teens with special needs.  The teens learn how to bake bread from a Japanese baker named Mina, and they will sell the bread for a small amount of money in their cafe. Do take note that the cafe  only opens on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm ! Mina can speak Mandarin and she has said that the special children come to her baking classes accompanied by their parents. She said they picked up baking quite fast and were soon making delicious bread. Customers from all over have given this cafe very  good reviews , and said that it’s the perfect place to chill with a cup of coffee and fragrant, fluffy bread. Yu Zhi Wei, a 20-year-old with special needs, has said that he took 2 months to make coffee and 4 months to learn basic coffee art! He is grateful towards his teacher who taught him patiently and never gave up on him. He says proudly, “We have three people here who can make coffee, but I am mainly responsible for it.” His dream is to open up a restaurant that can make guests happy. Share Tweet   Like us on Facebook for great stories daily!     Tap to listen to this article instead:   🔊 Listen to Post In this day and age, lots of people have the habit of going cafe-hopping during the weekends to look for good coffee and pastries. Well, we have one place to recommend to you! Source:  SinChew Daily Located at Sungai Petani, Kedah, this cafe is run by children with special needs! They bake the bread themselves and at the same time, they make the coffee too! This cafe is at the  PEKAKA centre  in Sungai Petani. PEKAKA (Parents’ Support Group for Children with Special Needs) is a society that focuses on providing assistance to special children in acquiring quality education.     The cafe was set up by the head of the Sungai Petani PEKAKA branch, Mdm. Chen Mei Zhen. She set up this cafe with the mindset of letting the children gain the first-hand experience in working, communicating with the public and earning their own pocket money!   ADVERTISING Source:  Facebook Source:  Facebook She told  Sinchew Daily , “I have been told by some people that special children are people that were forgotten by God but I think that they are all incarnations of angels.” She added that the life of a special child is not easy as they were born with physical and mental defects which in turn leads them to be ostracised by society. Their learning ability is lower than an average child and for them to really learn, they need more patience and attention from teachers. Source:  SinChew Daily With Pekaka, they prepare children with special needs to attend normal schools by providing the necessary skills through an early intervention programme. Other than that, they are also organising culinary and baking workshops for teens with special needs.  The teens learn how to bake bread from a Japanese baker named Mina, and they will sell the bread for a small amount of money in their cafe. Do take note that the cafe  only opens on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm ! Mina can speak Mandarin and she has said that the special children come to her baking classes accompanied by their parents. She said they picked up baking quite fast and were soon making delicious bread. Source:  SinChew Daily Customers from all over have given this cafe very  good reviews , and said that it’s the perfect place to chill with a cup of coffee and fragrant, fluffy bread. Yu Zhi Wei, a 20-year-old with special needs, has said that he took 2 months to make coffee and 4 months to learn basic coffee art! He is grateful towards his teacher who taught him patiently and never gave up on him. He says proudly, “We have three people here who can make coffee, but I am mainly responsible for it.” His dream is to open up a restaurant that can make guests happy. The address of the cafe is as follows:  No442,  Jalan Zamrud 11, Taman Pekan Baru, 08000, Sungai Petani, Kedah   That is certainly a very good concept and if you’re in Sungai Petani area, why not give them a visit? I’m sure they’ll be ecstatic to meet someone new!  
In 2016, Starbucks opened its  first store dedicated to providing employment opportunities for members of the deaf community. Today, Starbucks is celebrating yet another milestone with the opening of its second Signing Store in Penang. On Tuesday, 19 November, Starbucks announced the grand opening of the Penang Signing Store on its  Facebook  page. The post read, "Our second Signing store in Penang is officially in motion and brewing! Penangites, share the good news and enjoy a unique experience of our Starbucks Signing Store." To make sure this project is a success, the famous coffeehouse chain partnered with the Penang Deaf Association According to the  Starbucks website , the partnership is meant to support the professional training and development of the store's staff. The president of the Penang Deaf Association Razman Tan Abdullah said that  they're excited to provide richer career opportunities and sense of belonging to the local deaf community. They will also be providing sign language classes for the outlet's seven hearing employees. This outlet is the fourth of its kind in the world Standing tall at three storeys,  the store was designed specifically to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  The outlet is   completed with visual alarms, digital trays, and point-of-sale systems with an attached customer display.   Make sure to give this outlet a visit and support their cause! Well done, Starbucks! Address: 403, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang. Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday (8.00am - 10.00pm) Friday, Saturday, and public holidays (8.00am - 12.00am)  
Paul Simon knows a talent when he hears the person sing. That is why the singing icon allowed Kodi Lee to perform Simon And Garfunkel’s 1970 hit  Bridge Over Troubled Water  during the quarter-finals of  America’s Got Talent . On Wednesday, Lee crossed the final bridge to become the 14th season’s champion, netting US$1mil (RM4.19mil) and a chance to headline shows at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from Nov 7 to 10. The 22-year-old, who is blind and has autism, was an early hot favourite to triumph. He was fast-tracked to appear in the quarter-finals, with the judges, including Simon Cowell and actress Gabrielle Union, gushing over his performance in the audition round. On Wednesday, the other nine finalists were not a match for Lee. His win was also a triumph for his mother who spotted his talent early and took efforts to help forge a path for him. “I realised he’s an entertainer. Through music and performing, he was able to withstand living in this world because when you’re autistic, it’s really hard to do what everybody else does. “It actually has saved his life playing music,” said Tina Lee. For now, he can mull over how to spend the US$1 million. “Kodi would love to have a grand piano in every colour possible,” his mother said in a recent interview with Good Housekeeping magazine. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network Read more at https://www.star2.com/entertainment/2019/09/20/blind-autistic-kodi-lee-wins-americas-got-talent/#YUejZLiJ1owQ3j5b.99
For some people like R.Sriramanujam, there is a great scope despite being blind. He was not someone who usually cursed his fate but instead, he decided to change his chapter by achieving something great in his life. This goes to show how determined he is. He approached his life with a fresh perspective and today he is the world’s first blind news reader. Hailing from Tamil Nadu, he has received praises for his attitude. He may not see the whole world but he made the whole world see him. This sums up the essential Sriramanujan for you! The 14-year-old T Sriramanujan is visually impaired since his birth but that didn’t stop him from fulfilling his evergreen dream of becoming a news anchor. He went live for 22 minutes on the Lotus News which is a satellite television channel based at Coimbatore. Thus he became world’s first visually impaired news anchor as claimed by the channel. Sriramanujam is a student of the blind school and reads the special news live with Braille-reading technique. He developed the habit of reading through fingers. He shared his first experience that he was petrified with fear when he was actually reading the news for the first time. But after going about his business, he had gone from strength to strength to cover topics such as national, sports and entertainment news. He told the Hindu, “I was trembling with fear when I read the first news. But, on reading it, I gained confidence and read the remaining 30 news items in my half-hour slot covering topics such as national, sports and entertainment news.” Sriramanujam was blissfully pleased as punch that Lotus news channel has offered him a wonderful opportunity to showcase his mettle. He can now breath a sigh of relief to say that his long-cherished dream of becoming a new anchor is finally accomplished. He wishes to do it better as the days progress. Channel Chairman, identified as G K S Selvakumar told PTI that the main aim of introducing the visually handicapped boy was to promote and create awareness on eye donation among the public, “So that such talented people get their vision back and achieve their goals.”
An iconic fast food spot in Petaling Jaya has been in the spotlight for hiring senior citizens and people with disabilities. A Twitter user known as Cikgu Brian recently posted about his visit to A&W on Lorong Sultan and how impressed he was by the restaurant’s diverse group of employees. “A&W Petaling Jaya has gained my respect for hiring the hearing-impaired and senior citizens. “It not only makes this a family-oriented environment but it also gives the staff a chance to feel wanted and respected,” he wrote. His followers then chimed in to applaud A&W Malaysia for providing elderly folk and disabled people with work opportunities. “This is great, they’re giving a chance for disabled people to work. “Thanks to (companies like) KFC, A&W, Foodpanda, and GrabFood for giving opportunities like this to people,” wrote Twitter user rusukx. Brian’s post also brought back a sense of nostalgia for customers who have been patronising the outlet since it opened its doors in 1965. “Stepping into this A&W feels like going back in time to the 1990s. All of a sudden, it feels like time moves slower here. “Also, customers are literally talking and chatting. Not many are playing with their phones. “I don’t know why but the atmosphere here is unique,” said AnisKhalidi. “I feel young every time I enter an A&W. (This was where I came for) dating, skipping class, and chilling out on weekends,” wrote KarolAriffSaid_. A&W Malaysia also responded to Brian’s tweet and thanked him for sharing the touching story with his audience.   Despite the heartwarming news, the outlet in question won't be around for much longer after A&W Malaysia’s former owners KUB Malaysia Bhd sold off the 0.42-hectare plot of land last year. A&W Malaysia’s new chief executive officer George Ang said in March that the fate of the Petaling Jaya drive-in remains unchanged and will be demolished by the end of 2019.    
Niranjan Mukundan, a 24 year old para swimmer from India recently made his country proud at the Norwegian Swimming Championships 2019 (Ado Cup). Niranjan took home not one but 5 gold medals in the swimming competition. He won in the 50 metre butterfly, 200 metre IM (Individual medley), 200 metre breaststroke, 100 metre freestyle and 50 metre breaststroke categories. His victory at the championship earned him an important milestone in his career, exceeding the 50 medals mark. However, his victory goes beyond the accolades he has earned over the years. Niranjan was born with spina bifida, a congenital malformation that is caused due to the malformation of the spine and the spinal cord. As a result, this has an effect on his physical and intellectual development. In fact, Niranjan had to undergo 17 surgeries when he was growing up. For instance, when he was only six years old, he had to undergo a 16-hour long operation to straighten his legs which was caused by muscle compression. The surgery required 32 metal rods to be inserted in his legs. His family was devastated. Doctors advised him to take up horse riding or swimming to aid his recovery. Eventually, Niranjan decided to take up swimming to improve his lower body movements. As a  TedTalk  guest speaker, he shared how his love for the sport began – “First, they put me in a bathtub. There, I was flapping my hands and legs, but when they put me outside, my legs weren’t moving. So, water became a very magical element in my life.” He was only eight years old at that time. Little did he know swimming was going to change his life forever. Lucky for him, his swimming abilities caught the attention of his coach, John Christopher, who spotted Niranjan’s incredible talent and encouraged him to try para sports. Niranjan was reluctant initially but after much persuasion he gave in. He represented Karnataka at the Nationals. Sadly, he lost the race and almost gave up. His coach pushed him to train harder, telling him – ‘patience and perseverance is going to take you higher.’ Thus, he started training harder by increasing his hours day by day. Three months later, he competed again. This time he finished first and won his first ever medal for the State. That was the exact moment he decided to become a para-athlete. Niranjan has come a long way since then. Aside from his recent victory, he was also the world junior champion at the 11th IWAS (International Wheelchair Amputee Sports) Junior Games at Stadskanaal in the Netherlands in 2015. In addition, he earned a bronze at the Asian Para Games in 2014 and is also a Limca Book of World Records inductee. Niranjan’s story of accomplishment shows us that ‘your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start’. As long as one is willing to put in the effort, the sky’s the limit!   Posted by John Tan   Read more  http://goodnews.com.my/  
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