BAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (http://bakerswithoutborders.net) is an initiative of the Bread Houses Network that connects skilled professional bakers, as well as people who bake as a hobby and employ our community-building collective bread-making methods, with communities and organizations around the world that wish to develop their own baking programs, either as bakeries and social enterprises or as community programs for social integration and cooperation. Through on-site or remote trainings, business plan development advising, social skills coaching, and mentoring, the Bakers Without Borders volunteers, whom we call “Crumbassadors”, spread the power of bread to unite people and bring peace even in places ravaged by poverty and violence.
OUR BAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS
An exemplary “Baker without Borders” is Roswitha Huber (Austria) and her Baking School in the Mountain (www.schule-am-berg.at), high up in the Austrian Alps close to Salzburg. Roswitha has traveled across the globe, from Europe to Africa, to bake with local people and help communities develop their own local baking programs, such as a community oven operated by women in a small village in Madagascar.
Another “Baker without Borders” is Rossi Anastopoulo (USA) from South Carolina, USA. An avid baker, Rossi spent summer 2014 interning at the Bread House in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and plans to use the experience and knowledge she gained to begin a Bread House program at her university in North Carolina to unite various groups throughout the community and inspire the use of bread as a tool for social development. She also runs a healthy baking blog called A Baking Girl. If you want to know more about her experience, interning, Bakers without Borders, or anything else, feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Bakers without Borders initiative!