A dabba with a difference

May 18, 2015, 08:03 IST | The Guide Team

Yash Charitable Trust, which works closely with adults having developmental disabilities, has started a dabba service in Juhu. The food is prepared by these young adults under expert guidance and sold at reasonable rates

Yash Charitable Trust is an NGO that was established in 2013 with a mission to provide employment opportunities, recreational activities, counseling and residential options to adults with developmental disabilities Towards this end, they have been conducting recreational activities since last year and have started offering summer internships since April 20 this year. Their latest project is a dabba service in Juhu, where food prepared by these young adults under guidance will be sold at a reasonable price. It is being run in collaboration with Simply Ghar Ka, a seven-year-old food service by Nutan Chandra. Sushama Nagarkar is the managing trustee.

The Yash Charitable Trust trains adults with developmental disabilities
The Yash Charitable Trust trains adults with developmental disabilities

Speaking about the venture, Ashaita Mahajan, one of the five trustees of Yash Charitable Trust, shares, “Adults with developmental disabilities need to be provided real work experiences in the community that they live in. People always want good quality home-cooked food and our individuals are capable of being a part of a team that provides such a service.”
The team that is working on the dabba service includes eight adults with developmental disabilities who are working as a part of a larger team of 13.

Food prepared by the team
Food prepared by the team

“We have wonderful trainees who are hardworking and willing to learn all the new skills that they are being taught: from meeting the local corporator, buying vegetables, cleaning and cutting vegetables, to packing tiffins, roasting chapatis, writing bills, delivering, taking orders, writing the menu, asking for feedback and so on,” she explains.

Vegetarian dabbas start from '120 and include chapatis, rice, dal, sabji and salad. Food is cooked fresh on a daily basis. The delivery areas include Juhu, Santacruz (W) and Khar.

Call: 9892418057 for enquiries
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