Name of organisation: Edukans
Team leader: Stephanie Zwier
Position: Team leader
Start date: 2015-10-01
End date: 2015-12-31
The cooking schools of Buen apetito train youth between 16 and 28 in vulnerable and risk situations in El Alto, to become a chef and to promote the traditional cuisine through the (self-sustainable) restaurant linked to the cooking school. This will lead to a healthier lifestyle and an increase in the demand for locally produced food. With help of the Nationale Postcode Loterij (Dutch Lottery Funds), ICCO could enable 10 out of 12 cooking schools to train 3.000 young chefs.
An important role in this project is also dedicated to small-scale farmers of local products, who will profit higher incomes due to the increasing demand of locally produced ingredients. ICCO has always supported the producers in the highlands. Small producers who work with healthy products. Products that reflect the identity of the country and are part of the Buen Apetito project. (Photo: Buen Apetito catered healthy snacks during the kick off)
Being part of something bigger.
Part of the Buen Apetito project, is also to raise awareness on the richness of Bolivian locally produced products, aiming at improving the unhealthy nutritional habits of the inhabitants of El Alto. To reach a broader social impact, Buen Apetito participates in the gastronomic movement ‘Movimiento de Integración Gastrónomico Boliviano (MIGA)’ initiated by ICCO South America and partners.
More info can be found in the Edukans year report (in Dutch):
Edukans 2016 Jaarverslag
Value: € 1 325,607
Description of value: Contribution from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, In addition, a contribution was made to this programme by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Edukans’ Learn4Work program
Donor: Dutch National Postcode Lottery and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs