The restaurant at Almaty, the Kazakhstan’s largest city resembles as a normal eatery with its regular menu and modest outlook.
In fact it very much different from the normal hotels, the 40 employees of the hotel are under treatment patients from a nearby psychiatric hospital.
The unique initiative by the hotel is aimed at helping the people to empower themselves above their disabilities and also to gain access to the competitive job arena.
In spite of the government attempts to provide decent living options for the persons with special needs, the county is unable to put aside the practices followed in erstwhile Soviet Union
In the soviet era people diagnosed with minor cognitive problems were confined inside the health institutions, others with serious symptoms were hold inside secured walls.