Will you hire them?

Social inclusion and equality are two powerful words, but when it comes to employing persons with disabilities (PwDs), people with special needs, and members from the LGBTQ community, the numbers are not very impressive. In many parts of the world, June is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ community and their struggles against discrimination and social ostracization. June 18 is also celebrated as Autistic Pride Day. On this day, The Good Story Project takes you to a cafe in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Here’s what is interesting. Presently, the staff members include 15 people with hearing loss, four transgenders, one person with Down Syndrome, one dwarf person, and two trafficking survivors. Priyank Patel, founder, and managing partner of Nukkad Tea Café, talks about the challenges and the need to make these “special” people a part of the mainstream