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.


The Tucker Foundation has regular funding rounds.


We will be accepting grant applications from Monday 1st July - Saturday 31st August 2024.

The application form will be available on this website during this period.