President's Challenge Youth Social Enterprise 2017
Certificate of Commendation at the 4th Enabling Employer Award 2017
Certificate of Recognition at the 5th Enabling Employer Award 2019
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THE EPOCH TIMES
Pope Jai Thai: Good Food, Good Service, Greater Cause
"We build our own customised tools for the beneficiaries and we have to conduct our own research and development to do so. One of our inventions is our cutting board which makes cutting easier. Currently, we are looking into a new POS (point-of-sale) system to make cashiering easier, and into upgrading our watches to help beneficiaries better navigate cues."
Journey of Inclusivity: Gangster to Social Entrepreneur
"Creating an inclusive society means providing everyone with equal opportunities in employment and skills training. Such opportunities have tremendous positive impact on the lives of the people living with physical and mental disabilities, mental health issues, hearing impairment and deafness, visual impairment, youths-at-risk, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.."
From Gang Member to Social Entrepreneur
"Commercial kitchens have one common factor: they’re small and maximise use of space. In some, there is barely space to stand. Pope Jai Thai has the complete opposite: its kitchen is spacious, the walkways wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Stations are spaced out, each clearly labelled... The whole place is spotless.."
Daniel Teh At TEDxNTU: Honouring Those with Special Needs
"He was determined to make helping people part of his lifestyle, to bring a culture of honor into the workplace, to respect the dignity of those with special needs and give them not just a job but a vocation.'I learned that jobs are just a source of income, but a vocation is a passion you are willing to live for,' he explained."
How to hire and train people with intellectual disabilities
"Tay Ann Shun works at Pope Jai Thai, a local restaurant that employs people with intellectual disabilities. What allows him to perform his duties, which range from receiving stocks of ingredients to preparing food to serving customers, is thoughtful job design, simple work innovations, and an open mind and heart on the part of his employer."
The Myanmar Times
Pope Jai Thai is turning the tables on representation
"Pope Jai Thai is a restaurant with a special business model. It exists to offer people with disabilities the opportunity to work a waged service position. Those with special needs, physical disabilities, mental health issues, deafness or visual impairment can be confident that Pope Jai Thai is going to give them a fair shot at landing a job. The establishment runs on a variety of coded messaging systems to assist its workers’ understanding – colour codes, prompts, lights and bells. "
Pope Jai Thai – Thai Restaurant At SCAPE Orchard, Employs People With Special Needs And Disabilities
"All ingredients are prepared from scratch by the beneficiaries, in order to preserve the authentic Thai flavour...One of my favourite dishes was the Garlic Honey Chicken though not exactly Thai-flavoured, should be a crowd-pleaser of moist chicken pieces coated with sweet tangy sauce."