The “House of Skills” vocational training project is run jointly by MMEmpowerment and “Brot gegen Not”-The Heiner Kamps Foundation. The vocational training center is in Tanji, a suburb of the capital Banjul.
Young Gambians are trained in a wide variety of trades (bricklayers, car mechanics, carpenters, metal workers). All training courses are very practically oriented, theory is taught in a supportive manner. Since September 2017, 5 young Gambians have been trained in the bakery trade in the training bakery, 3 young women and two young men. The bakery team learns with the help of the “Brot gegen Not” experts, mostly German Master bakers and confectioners (m/f), all knowledge and skills to master the bakery trade in the future.
Baking in practice and theory, technical arithmetic, calculation, creating recipes are just as much a part of this as open-minded dealing with customers, accepting responsibility within the shift or delivering orders on time.