“Now I know how to set up an event, for example, a baby shower,” said one graduate of the cooking class provided by Anthus, our aftercare partners in Mexico.
“It’s my first time tasting something so fancy,” another said.
With the support of O.U.R., our aftercare partners provide a three-month cooking class for survivors to learn basic cooking skills, how to cater a small event, and how to make an array of national and international cuisine.
This class has been extremely successful and the girls involved have loved learning this art of cooking and baking. At the end of the course, the students have the opportunity to present a sample of all of their dishes in a final presentation. In addition, they earn a certificate of completion. This certificate has aided many survivors in getting jobs!
Learning to cook has given these survivors great confidence in their futures. Many of the girls expressed the desire to open up their own restaurants or small businesses after taking this cooking course.
“Once I finish my process, I will open up my own bakery at home and sell cupcakes” – Student in the cooking course
We value the opportunity to provide survivors of trafficking with the tools to build a successful and bright future.
*Names were changed to protect the identity of the survivors.
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