Social Café: Social Entrepreneurship in Action in Kazakhstan
FLEX alumnus Maulen Akhmetov '14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/ Kennewick , WA) returned home from the Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2016 with a head full of ideas related to Social Entrepreneurship. Fast forward 10 months, and we find Maulen and his team launched the Social Café, based out of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. The café offers food services to university students while employing 20 people with cognitive disabilities and mental illnesses.
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of Maulen's efforts to normalize disability inclusion and destigmatize mental illnesses in the country.