The Bakery School
The Bakery School project provides a pathway to financial stability and family reunion for young women who are victims of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Students are provided with advanced cooking and baking skills, which are in high demand due to the number of baking outlets in hotels, supermarkets, and stand-alone businesses in Sri Lanka. During the course, the students are also provided with English-language lessons and interview-skills training. After graduating, the students are supported through internship placement, and from there the graduates are usually offered full-time employment, providing them with the dignity and financial stability that they need for a new start in life.
In addition to skills training, the project also provides a mediation service between the students and their families, in order to facilitate reunions where this is deemed to be desirable.