Amity Bakery has a noble intention – to train those who are mentally challenged so that they can integrate into society and get a job. But they face an uphill task. Cang Wei and Song Wenwei visit their bakery in Nanjing to find out more about their challenges.
From the outside, Amity Bakery at 79 Huaqiao Road, Nanjing’s Gulou district, looks and smells like any other bakeries. But once you talk to the staff members, you will notice the difference – about one-third of them are mentally challenged. Founded by Amity Foundation, a Chinese Christian NGO established in 1985, it is the first organization in China to provide a workshop and career training to mentally challenged people.
Besides the Huaqiao Road branch, the brand has two other branches – one at 45 Youfu West Street, and the other in the basement of a building at 16 Dajianyin Alley. [Read more...]