Teens Aged 17-20 Are Running A Cafe In Sentul And It's For A Great Cause

Project B, a cafe for the people, by the people.

  • Many of us are blessed with the necessary means and resources, with access to education and financial support to help us succeed in life. However, the same can't be said for everyone.

    This is where Malaysia's Dignity for Children Foundation comes in, breaking the cycle of poverty and help provide the best education for those in the greatest need for over 10 years.

    • At Dignity for Children Foundation:

      Our Vision is to empower underprivileged children to break the cycle of poverty through quality education, positively transforming their lives and the lives of the community around them.

      Our Mission is to establish high-quality, one-stop community learning centres for the poor; implementing specialized learning environments which develop children academically and socially, empowering them to become productive members of society.

      dignityforchildren.org
  • Through their latest project called Project B, a collaboration between The BIG Group and the Berjaya Cares Foundation; they aim to empower the children through vocational education and transform them into contributing members of society

    • Here’s a café that’s giving back to society in a major way. While [Berjaya Cares Foundation] helped secure the café’s location and assisted them financially, the café’s look and menu selection are all by the latter, which explains why Project B looks a lot like a BIG Group eatery with a huge rooster painting you can't miss.

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  • Project B is a cafe staffed and fully run by the children, under the guidance of all partners. This programme serves as a platform for them to gain work experience, harness their skills and potentially discover their talents.

    • The participants of Project B are children from socially and economically underprivileged families, aged between 17 to 20 years old, lacking adequate finances and support from their families. However, they have unharnessed ability and have the potential to make significant contributions to the nation's future.

      This programme provides them with holistic development by allowing them to train their skills in the food, beverage and service sector. They are able to improve their life skills, boost their self-esteem and maybe even discover they have the gift for it.

  • Located in Sentul, where most of the Dignity for Children schools are situated, the cafe is fully equipped with the necessary means for training, operation and self-sustaining the enterprise

    • The Berjaya Cares Foundation has generously offered a premise to house the training kitchen and café for the programme. The premise is fully equipped with all the kitchen equipment necessary to efficiently operate a café. It is a functioning and self-sustainable enterprise that is fully run by the children, under the tutelage and supervision of all partners.

  • Project B recently launched on 2nd June with its #ProjectFriedChicken menu, featuring three different styles of fried chicken: Signature Crunch, Sweet and Sticky Korean Fried and Ayam Goreng Berempah

    • Diners can choose to get their fried chicken as an a la carte item or as a combo. A variety of sides and beverages are also available. Some other notable chicken side dishes available include their Thai-style chicken wings and Buffalo wings.

  • Proceeds from the cafe go back to Dignity for Children Foundation, to sustain the programme, and to continue providing help and education to the underprivileged and less fortunate children

  • Also launched in conjunction is Project Sentul, an online magazine presented by Project B featuring curated content and stories about Sentul, its people, heritage and culture

    • Art pieces featured on the online magazine will also be displayed at the Project B cafe. Some items will be available on sale to the public. Proceeds from Project Sentul will also go towards Dignity for Children Foundation. Click here to discover more on the online magazine.

  • So, if you're craving for some fried chicken (chances are, you always are), do pop by and support the first F&B initiative by Dignity for Children Foundation

    • You'll get your cravings fulfilled and give this cause a little extra help. It's a win-win situation if you ask us. ;)

      Project B is located at:
      25-G Sentul Boulevard, Jalan 11/48A,
      51000 Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

      Operation hours:
      11am – 10pm, Mondays to Sundays

      Check out their Facebook page HERE.

  • Many Malaysians have also been stepping up by going above and beyond, setting a good example for everyone else:

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