社企 Social Enterprises
The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf is a non-profit making organization which aims to promote the well-being of the hearing impaired and seeks to ensure equalization of opportunities for hearing impaired persons. The Society aims to promote self-development, self-actualization and self-sufficiency among the hearing impaired persons so they could integrate into the society.
Deaf Cafeteria is a social enterprise under the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf. It opened in 1995 and was the first social enterprise in Hong Kong to primarily employ hearing-impaired individuals. On one hand, we provide on-the-job training opportunities for the hearing-impaired to lay a foundation for their future employment. On the other hand, we create an inclusive environment of "barrier-free communication", where employees and customers can communicate through sign language, body language, text, pictures and so on, further promoting the concept of "inclusion of the deaf and hearing-impaired".