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Schools of Gastronomy, Tourism and Hospitality

Through the training in work in kitchen and hospitality, youngsters have the opportunity to have education and work in their territories, so that later they can undertake their life projects and be an integral part in the construction of peace in their communities and in the country. The action will select 500 young people, who will complete 600 hours of training by competences, which will focus on technical issues, but also include culture of peace, personal development and psychosocial tools.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2017
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-110276-7
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Background

The project contributes to the livelihoods improvement of disadvantaged, displaced and demobilized young people and small holder farmers in the growing agro-food and hospitality market in Colombia. This proposal is centered at generating economic opportunities:

- For disadvantaged youth: job allocation as a way to stimulate their livelihoods, by offering grant technical cooking formation (work oriented skills, knowledge and technical capacity) through the already proved MANQ'A schools program (actually implemented in Bolivia in 14 schools and Colombia in 2 schools).
- For the small-scale rural producers: by reaching commercial opportunities of their locally sustainable production (stimulate local economy) through the MANQ'A cooking schools own demand of products and by increasing the demand from an already stablished network with restaurants and other food business in Bogota.

As well, the project impact local consumers that will have access to affordable healthy food produced by the MANQ'A cooks during their formation process. The program seeks innovative ways of providing and promoting healthy food to local consumers for example in local gastronomic markets and fairs.

One of the most innovative elements in the project relates to the mechanisms that ICCO has created to ensure the financial sustainability of the intervention. To do so, MANQ'A creates profitable business models (Catering services, restaurants, food products, etc) that generate its own revenues for the project.
Schools of Gastronomy, Tourism and Hospitality

Target group

500 youngsters (at least 40% women) and rural women from the departments of Nariño and Putumayo.

Sustainability

One of the most innovative elements in the project relates to the mechanisms that ICCO has created to ensure the financial sustainability of the intervention. To do so, MANQ'A creates profitable business models (catering services, restaurants, food products, etc) that generate its own revenues for the project. Besides that, 60% of the beneficiaries have jobs or are entrepreneurs after the project.

Goals overview

500 young people (men and women) and rural women have strengthened their capacities to be actively linked to the sectors of gastronomy, tourism and hospitality.
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