As some of you may know, Open Gate has spread its wings internationally and has partnered up with some amazing organizations that are continuing to change lives all over the globe. One of these partnerships includes SAHL + Uno.
About SAHL + Uno
They are a vocational and educational training program for adult survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation located in Mexico City, MX. Since there are very limited resources in Mexico that help reintegrate adult survivors of trafficking, it makes it difficult for these individuals to find employment. SAHL + Uno recognized this need and created a program that teaches women a variety of culinary skills that helps transition them into successful employment.
UPDATE: SAHL + Uno has officially graduated their first generation of students and is planning to extend their program being providing entrepreneurship training to one of their students who is looking to start her own business in her hometown.
Our graduate took the skills that she learned during her time in the program and began to make a variety of baked goods. She took these treats to her friends, family, and neighbors to sample in hopes that they’ll recognize her baking skills and will support her in her new business venture.
With the money that she made from selling her baked goods, she was able to purchase some of the appropriate equipment needed to pursue her passion for baking. Some additional equipment was also donated by individuals in support of her dream.
The two student’s in the video below are planning on launching some “Kitchen Do’s & Don’ts” videos on social media that will revolve around food safety & hygiene.
Please see their trial video regarding hygiene.
1st Lady: “She has her nails painted.”
2nd Lady: “Oh yes, it is not right to cook with your nails painted because the paint can fall into the food and it is not right. I will go ahead and remove the nail polish.”