As part of PPB's CSR project for the community, PPB assisted Silent Teddies to set up a cafe. Silent Teddies is a social enterprise started by The Community Service Centre for the Deaf (CSCD) to reduce dependence on public funding through self-help projects. Currently, Silent Teddies manages a bakery, baking a variety of cookies for Air Asia and for special orders.
To kick start the cafe, PPB purchased kitchenware, cutlery, a rice cooker, blender and a cash register. Silent Teddies soft-launched their cafe on 28 October 2013 and a total of 22 PPB staff had lunch there to show their support. The Silent Teddies Cafe aims to give the hearing-impaired youth an opportunity to learn cooking and hospitality skills to eventually prepare them for the workforce.
The staff also ordered Silent Teddies' delicious jam tarts and raisin cornflake cookies; after the first round of orders, some have already placed their second orders!
Those who wish to assist Silent Teddies, may contact Cindy at 03-2031 4599.