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TAKING HEART

Building a better tomorrow for women

Bettr Barista not only helps to impart technical skills to marginalised groups but also emotional strength to face the challenges in life.

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Bettr Barista, which runs a social programme training marginalised women and youth at risk, earns its keep mainly from conducting coffee-related workshops, imparting brewing, barista and sensory skills.

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Pamela Chng (in black), founder of Bettr Barista, conducting a coffee-related workshop. Seventy per cent of Bettr's workforce are women and 40 per cent of the coffee company's workforce are staffed by graduates of the programme.

Singapore

NORHAZAH Wati Binte Senang, 48, was never a coffee drinker.

However, between going through a divorce and caring for a daughter with schizoaffective disorder, the cuppa has, in a way, offered her solace, and Ms Norhazah has learnt to appreciate its taste.

She joined...