The first French bakery and pâtisserie school has just opened its doors this week at HCMC. This school for the underprivileged Vietnamese young adults was created on the initiative of the IECD and the TDC in order to allow young students to obtain a qualification and become the actors of their own development.
This is not the first initiative in Vietnam. Indeed, the French bakery created in Hue in 2015 provides excellent results and hence the idea of extending the project to Ho Chi Minh City. For this training, 20 young adults will start intensive courses for 16 to 20 months in bakery at the Thu Duc Technology College (TDC) and will receive additional English language courses. TDC will provide students with housing and IECD will take care of food and health costs. A monthly participation fee of 150,000 Vnd ($ 5.5) is charged to students but may be waived depending on specific circumstances. To ensure its economic sustainability, the French Bakery will operate as a social enterprise and, through the sale of products made by apprentices, it intends to finance more than 90%.
IECD (The European Institute for Cooperation and Development is an international solidarity organization created in 1988, recognized as a public utility, and develops projects in some fifteen countries in the fields of education, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and health.
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