Objectives of the project
Ahimsa Fund and Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024, by first restoring the dignity of the poor, in partnership with the Paul Bocuse Foundation, Fondation Paul Bocuse, develop a training program for young Filipinos “bottom of the pyramid” to French culinary techniques in order to open up employment perspectives and/or give them support in the development of their social enterprises.
Two main actions are planned for the project:
- A first action from July 2017 on training program at the Enchanted Farm in the Philippines
Departure of 2 students at the end of their culinary training program in France, to transmit their culinary know-how to the young Filipinos by the development of practical culinary workshops, the writing of a cookbook combining the Filipino dishes with the French culinary techniques but also the participation in cooking exceptional diners for fundraising events for the benefit of the association Gawad Kalinga. This initiative will be renewed every year.
- A second action is planned early January 2018: finance two scholarships to allow young Filipinos to come to France to integrate culinary training programs and internships in gathering-schools, hotels/restaurants.
Budget and Financing
To finance the project several fundraising actions are planned: In March 2017, an evening was organized by Ahimsa Fund and the Paul Bocuse Foundation at the Restaurant Fond Rose. A conference dinner hosted by Tony Meloto helped to raise the funds needed to finance the departure of young students in the Philippines.
Other fundraising initiatives are currently being discussed with the Institut Paul Bocuse and the Paul Bocuse Foundation to finance these various projects.
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