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October 30, 2019 | Last Modified: 2020

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Journey of the Senses is a group of premium restaurants and creative services that provide the unique experience of being served by and interacting with the disability.

Lá Hoa . Flowers Speak employs of team of deaf and hearing impaired florists making elegant and natural flower arrangements and bouquets. The classic written greeting card is replaced by a video clip in which our team translate your personal greeting into sign language, this video can be viewed by scanning the accompanying QR code.

Responsibility

We provide employment for people with a sensory disability. Currently 46% of our team is a Person with Disability (PWD).
Because of severe social stigma and low awareness, the unemployment rate is approximately 90% for the blind and visually impaired, and 65-70% for the deaf and hearing impaired in Vietnam.

Whilst many admirable social innovations exist for the disability, they rarely put the disability at the frontline interacting with guests. That is why make a difference.
Besides having a unique dining experience and job creation for the PWD, which increases their independence, (for 90% of the staff it is their first job ever), these concepts also allows our guests to get a better insight into the life and work of the PWD; since they are placed in a lead role, they can show how capable they are. This reduces social stigma and raises public awareness.

Business Case

Our guests pay for the products and services we offer.
Since the location of the flower shop is at the same location of the two restaurants, the operating costs are rather low and can be shared with the two restaurants, for instance water, electricty, rent.
Since opening four months ago, we broke even after three months.
The profit is flowing back into the company in order to develop new concepts or locations.

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Journey of the Senses is a group of premium restaurants and creative services that provide the unique experience of being served by and interacting with the disability.

Lá Hoa . Flowers Speak employs of team of deaf and hearing impaired florists making elegant and natural flower arrangements and bouquets. The classic written greeting card is replaced by a video clip in which our team translate your personal greeting into sign language, this video can be viewed by scanning the accompanying QR code.

We provide employment for people with a sensory disability. Currently 46% of our team is a Person with Disability (PWD).
Because of severe social stigma and low awareness, the unemployment rate is approximately 90% for the blind and visually impaired, and 65-70% for the deaf and hearing impaired in Vietnam.

Whilst many admirable social innovations exist for the disability, they rarely put the disability at the frontline interacting with guests. That is why make a difference.
Besides having a unique dining experience and job creation for the PWD, which increases their independence, (for 90% of the staff it is their first job ever), these concepts also allows our guests to get a better insight into the life and work of the PWD; since they are placed in a lead role, they can show how capable they are. This reduces social stigma and raises public awareness.

Our guests pay for the products and services we offer.
Since the location of the flower shop is at the same location of the two restaurants, the operating costs are rather low and can be shared with the two restaurants, for instance water, electricty, rent.
Since opening four months ago, we broke even after three months.
The profit is flowing back into the company in order to develop new concepts or locations.

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