- Gangstar Café in Durbanville hires ex-convicts who want to turn their lives around
- They dedicate their profits to empowering the youth and creating an alternative to gangsterism
- The community is proud of the project and eager to show support
The Gangstar Café employs ex-offenders hoping to provide an alternative way to earning a living rather than returning to a life of crime and gangsterism. The café, which is located in Durbanville, is giving disenfranchised youths an opportunity to set their lives on the right track and a second chance at a fulfilling life.
The café also uses its profits to help the community by providing support to the youth who are determined to leave a life of poverty and violence behind. It offers previous offenders a stable work environment and increases their self-worth.
The business is run by people who have experience working with young people in vulnerable positions and can therefore offer “holistic development” instead of just an income.
The café also hosts a free monthly music event, which brings the community together in a fun and easy environment, Briefly.co.za found.
The Durbanville community is extremely proud of the initiative and expressed their enthusiasm to support the café on social media. One Facebook user, Gloria Andrews, remarked that the café is rebuilding the community, while another praised the company’s great-tasting coffee and professional service.
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