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Few Employment Opportunities

The Goal:
World Central Kitchen works to employ young adults and to draw attention to the importance of sustainable jobs that build important skill sets for future career paths and community empowerment.

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The Programs:
In the mountains of the Dominican Republic, World Central Kitchen is helping a community cooperative to grow a honey business. The 21 Women Honey cooperative:

  • Uses the skill of beekeeping to generate revenue
  • Produces, bottles and sells honey to benefit the village’s agricultural center
  • Improves and uplifts the quality of life in the village

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In Port au Prince, Haiti, WCK is reconstructing and establishing Haiti’s premier culinary school. The World Central Kitchen Culinary School will teach:

  • Professional culinary skills
  • Meal production
  • Kitchen hygiene & food safety
  • Job search and career skills
  • Preparation for hospitality-oriented jobs

At the Zamni Beni orphanage in Port au Prince, World Central Kitchen has constructed a Sustainable Bakery and Fish Restaurant. These entrepreneurial investments will:

  • Provide bakery and restaurant staff with a brand new skill set including culinary arts, sanitation, business guidance, and entrepreneurial know-how
  • Open up a variety of career options for the employees of these institutions for their futures
  • Through these programs World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies!

*Facts and figures courtesy of the International Labor Organization and the CIA World Factbook