Enter Liziki. This woman is the definition of a rockstar.
At TWB, we believe that education is an endless process. We always learn to improve and that is why we developed the Nutrition Extension in the first place: so that we can remind our women that their and their child’s health matter.
The BOM Training Program will equip our current and future BOMs to sharpen their management skills, master the ins and outs of a TWB bakery, analyze conflict resolution strategies and learn how to lead- with passion, grit and humility.
At The Women’s Bakery, education is the foundation for all that we do. We believe that a foundational education, one that can be applied in real, practical ways, can lend opportunities for gainful, sustainable employment, and opportunities for health.
Behind the scenes at The Women’s Bakery, we have been working hard to collect data to help inform and grow our programming.
As an intern with TWB, experiencing the AsOne Bakery training was one of the most valuable experiences I had while in Rwanda.
A review and inside look at TWB's fundraiser in April at Texas A&M, "Rise" from the Campus Engagement Officer, Ashlie James.
Connecting bicycling directly with our work in Rwanda, The Women’s Bakery has long dreamed of teaching our women in the bakery to ride bicycles which they can then use for more efficient bread deliveries.
We believe that teaching women to ride bikes and to use them for the development of their business will empower other women who are still shy to try to do something different. We believe in women’s capabilities. We believe in empowerment for all.
In our pilot program with the Denver-based refugee resettlement agency, African Community Center, TWB trained the small women’s group for 2 hours each week. Recipe reading, budgeting, practical baking skills, nutrition education, and tips for grocery shopping in the US are some topics we included in this new program.
On Tuesday our Training Facilitators, Aime and Denyse, rolled (no pun intended) into training at the Togetherness Co-op in Ndera, Gasabo District (about 45 minutes outside Kigali). Thanks to the sponsorship of our hiring partner African Road, 12 women and 4 men will be trained over the next few months. This marks our third official training in Rwanda!
One of our long-time supporters, Kathryn Melton, shares why TWB inspires her - and why she continues to believe in the work we are doing right now in Rwanda, Tanzania, and beyond.
When women and men are able to work side by side in a bakery, equality begins to take shape. Women – and men- are equally capable in kneading dough, in marketing products, and in tracking inventory. Identifying areas of gender inequity and previous assumptions based on gender, TWB actively is seeking to empower women – which in turn, empowers us all.
“Some people see, think, and go…Others see, think, understand, and try to do something.”
For Yvonne, the opportunity to work and intern with TWB had given her the opportunity to continue to learn - and to share this knowledge with others,
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” —Brigham Young