Cookery School for Youth Empowerment

₨ 66,823 of ₨ 800,000 raised

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Donation Total: ₨ 1,000

Cookery School for Youth Empowerment

Social Justice

₨ 66,823 of ₨ 800,000 raised

Custom Amount

Personal Info

Donation Total: ₨ 1,000

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NPO:

UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Project Overview

Many young people struggle to find employment due to incomplete schooling or financial constraints.
Poverty exacerbates their vulnerability, pushing them toward illegal activities. Atelier Espoir et Avenir was initiated to support the youth in becoming more employable in the hospitality sector and ultimately empowering them and lifting them out of their impoverished communities. Giving them hope and a future Atelier Espoir et Avenir is committed to transforming lives by providing practical
skills, fostering resilience, and creating pathways to a brighter future. 

Description of Project

A building has recently been rented to house the cooking school, Atelier Espoir et Avenir, in La Gaulette, situated on the west coast of Mauritius. The building is currently undergoing extensive renovations to meet Mauritius Qualification Authority (MQA) standards. Ensuring that the course is MQA approved enhances the chances of the graduates of the course in securing internships and employment.
Atelier Espoir et Avenir requires funding for the completion of the renovation as well as the purchase and installation of equipment. Additionally, volunteers are welcome to assist with the painting process.

  1. Training Duration:
    a. 9-month training program, mirroring the school system.
    b. Comprehensive training sessions covering practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
  2. Target Audience:                                                                                                                                                                  a. Youth aged 16-22 who have left school prematurely.                                                                                               b. Those facing financial constraints.
  3. Curriculum:
    a. Bakery: Techniques for making bread, pastries, and confectionery.
    b. Pastry: Artisanal pastry-making, cake decoration, and dessert preparation.
    c. Culinary Arts: Cooking fundamentals, menu planning, and food safety.
  4. Internships and Follow-up:
    a. Participants will engage in internships at local hotels.
    b. Ongoing support will be provided until they secure employment.
Objectives of the Project

The primary objective is to equip these youngsters with essential skills in bakery, pastry, and culinary arts. By doing so, addressing unemployment and breaking the cycle of poverty.

  1. Skill Attainment: Ensure participants acquire practical skills in bakery, pastry, and culinary arts.  Measurement: Assess participants’ proficiency through practical exams and evaluations.
  2. Employment Placement: Facilitate employment opportunities for trained youth.                            Measurement: Track the number of participants who secure jobs in local hotels or restaurants.
  3. Personal Development: Foster personal growth, confidence, and responsibility.
    Measurement: Post-training surveys to gauge participants’ self-perception and life skills.

Please Note: All information herein, in part or in whole, is that of the said NGO and not of the I61 Foundation. 100% of the funds raised will be allocated to the project. If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them. Thank you for your consideration.

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