The bakery will transform the lives of 100 women annually, providing them with a training space where they can learn and practice bakery and cooking. In this space they will acquire the professional experience necessary to access job opportunities so that they can have economic autonomy to break cycles of violence, poverty and dependency. In addition, the bakery will make the training program of the Calicanto Foundation (CAPTA) self-sustainable.
The women beneficiaries live situations of emotional and physical abuse, poverty and school drop outs. Women who have lived these circumstances, often engage in vulnerable, informal and often illicit employment that restricts their access to economic stability and puts them at risk. La Sexta provides training and professional practice space for these women so that they can put into practice what they have learned in the foundation and gain work experience in order to access decent jobs.
The beneficiaries will spend 4 weeks learning cooking and baking techniques, serving clients and putting into practice the soft skills learned at the Calicanto Foundation. At the end of their internship, they will obtain a reference letter and a certification granted by the foundation and by Chef Mario Castrellon. The restaurant's income will be used to finance the women's food, training and uniforms during their training.
Women who complete the program are highly sought after by the hospitality industry, as hiring these women can support efforts to lift women out of poverty, but also because they receive women already trained and equipped with a set of skills that improve performance and stability. Most CAPTA graduates are heads of households and the opportunity to find a job or entrepreneurship will enable them to support their children and become leaders in their communities. I
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).