SUPERARSE together with KALPATTA (social organization to empower women) developed a free education program, to train women heads of family, who have not been able to access education, formal employment and who want to strengthen their culinary knowledge, learn different techniques, make business, increase self-esteem, develop social skills to start their own businesses and learn to manage them, in order to increase their income and improve the living conditions of their families.
In Colombia, many women of peasant origin or living in poverty face unemployment, wage differences and high levels of informality at work. The displacement, violence, a large offspring and especially little or no education, make them face low self-esteem, threats in the city, living situations of uprooting, violence, poverty and social exclusion, which generates scarce and unstable income for them and their families, causing other times the abandonment or neglect of their children.
The project seeks to close the opportunities gap through education and employment. It consists of the development of an innovative, practical and experiential educational program in a Kitchen/Restaurant-School where women will be trained from the strengthening of the being, in entrepreneurship, management, costs, gastronomy and hospitality, so that they develop a profession in the restaurants of the city or own ventures where they increase their income, impacting their families and communities.
Promoting equal access to education between men and women affects the development and growth of a country. With education, women can increase their annual income, improving the quality of life of their families; Food security will be increased, new options will be created in the food industry for vulnerable women, closing the gap of opportunities, income and gender. Educating and empowering 100 women a year contributing to improve their living conditions and those of a society as a whole.
First classes, as initial test