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First Social Enterprise Café in CUHK

Located on the first floor of the Yasumoto International Academic Park, Café 330, the social enterprise of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (New Life), opened on 5 March. Officiating at the ceremony were Mr. Cheung Kin-chung Matthew (centre), Secretary for Labour and Welfare; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (2nd left), Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; Ms. Wong Pui-yee Catherine (1st left), member of Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities, Social Welfare Department; Prof. Cheung Mui-ching Fanny (2nd right), Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and chairperson, New Life; and Dr. Allen Yeung (1st right), chairperson, Social Enterprises Subcommittee, New Life.

As the first social enterprise café operated in the University, Café 330 offers light refreshments such as locally roasted coffee, organic soymilk, organic spaghetti, sandwiches, and salads, etc. It also creates job opportunities and training vacancies for people recovering from mental illness to facilitate their reintegration into the community.