Living and Learning at Ajani Inc (LL@A) is a Neighbourhood House that is a focal point in the Bulleen/Templestowe community.  It responds to the diversity of cultures, ages and abilities in the community by providing a wide range of quality activities at an affordable price, in an accessible, approachable meeting place.

The Hub Café continues to provide training and work experience to AMES volunteers. Pre-accredited hospitality and café training has supported participants to develop skills required to participate in the effective operation of our Hub Café and includes food safety certificates, barista coffee making, customer service and kitchen operations in a realistic environment.  Unintended training also occurs in the ‘soft skills’ so necessary for employment including communication skills, English language development, employability skills and increases their confidence.

Eat and Greet meals are prepared by groups of volunteers in our registered kitchen at LL@A.  In partnership with Doncare, these meals are distributed free of charge to members of the community who are in need.  Through the distribution of meals we are able to encourage clients to meet with others at the Hub Café, reduce the possibility of social isolation, and through participation in our government funded, pre-accredited training programs, assist them to develop employability skills.

Chris Mountford
Centre Co-Ordinator, Living & Learning @ Ajani

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