Gangstar Café is a social enterprise of The Message Trust, an organisation focused on uplifting at risk youth across the Western Cape. The work of The Message Trust takes place within 3 streams of work: Creative Mission, Community Transformation and Christ Centred Enterprise.

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create meaningful employment opportunities to prevent youth crime and gangsterism.

OUR BEGINNINGS

Gangstar Café was born out of the prison work of The Message Trust South Africa, a registered NGO focused on breaking the cycle of poverty by focussing on youth at risk, both in and out of prison.

Gangstar Café is an holistic approach to working with at risk young men, providing mentorship, skills development and job opportunities, giving them purpose and an opportunity to provide for their families. This has allowed our Gangstars to become functional members of society whilst sharing their life changing stories with those wanting an excellent cup of coffee.

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create meaningful employment opportunities to prevent youth crime and gangsterism.

OUR BEGINNINGS

Gangstar Café was born out of the prison work of The Message Trust South Africa, a registered NGO focused on breaking the cycle of poverty by focussing on youth at risk, both in and out of prison.

Gangstar Café is an holistic approach to working with at risk young men, providing mentorship, skills development and job opportunities, giving them purpose and an opportunity to provide for their families. This has allowed our Gangstars to become functional members of society whilst sharing their life changing stories with those wanting an excellent cup of coffee.

OUR APPROACH | 5C’s

From joining our prison Message Enterprise Programe through to working in our Gangstar Cafes we train each individual in the Gangstar 5Cs, providing holistic training for every offender we work with.

CHRIST-CENTRED ENTERPRISE 

Our curriculum is underpinned with sharing the Christian faith. We teach biblical principles through devotions, bible studies and other bible based modules.

COFFEE

We train our young men in the Gangstar Café model, learning about coffee and how to become a barista and work in the coffee trade.

CONTROL

We teach the importance of management in the coffee industry, especially in keeping tight stock controls and financial management.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We teach how Gangstar Café aims to provide excellent customer service and secure loyal customers who keep coming back.

CONSISTENCY

Our trainees learn the importance of ensuring that processes and standards are followed and transferred into all areas of employment.