help2help was born from a family holiday to Cambodia back in 2011. Upon identifying families in dire poverty, subject to child trafficking, a lack of education and health services, they were moved to take action. One young boy, Ratha, who suffers significant disabilities, was found in a secluded location and in need of urgent assistance. The Webb family, along with the support of family and friends, were able to assist local villagers in need and later, established a skills training facility and training restaurant in rural Cambodia to provide assistance with education and health care.
With many of its goals achieved and the operations of the facility in Cambodia now under the control of the Cambodian people, in 2017 the focus turned to Australia. As a big part of the help2help family and seeing him rise above significant challenges over the years, the decision of naming the café after Ratha was a simple one. Although Ratha will never truly understand the impact he has made on this world and the people who he meets, we will know. Ratha’s Place has been established to provide training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The aim is to show, through a cup of coffee, that disability is simply a label and that the people behind that label are just bursting with ability.
Take the time to get to know our staff, they’re worth it.
60 Queen Street
St Marys, NSW
84 Central Avenue Oak Flats, NSW