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We highlight the many talents of people with intellectual disabilities who are often penalized in the world of work and belittled by society in general. By finding them a professional occupation in the hotel sector and in the quality produce industry, and through a series of steps which aim to give them their independence, these individuals are given the chance they deserve to be full and active members of society.
The Ethical Hotel is the product of the happy realization that the hospitality industry is the ideal place in which to harness the untapped qualities of individuals with intellectual disabilities. And also to change the underlying culture in which disability is often seen as a limit. By giving them professional and personal instruction, we propel individuals with disabilities towards self-realization and independence.
CENSIS, Italian center for social investment studies, figures show how only one in five people with a disability in Italy is in employment. But when these individuals are given the chance to embark on a carefully-planned employment pathway that taps into their individual talents, they are more than capable of overcoming any of the challenges, big or small, encountered in the workplace every day. It is also the best way to make them feel like an important part of the society we live in.
As a result of this project, we will open a high-quality restaurant which, by virtue of the work of our very special beneficiaries, will have every respect for its customers and for the local produce of the host area.