Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?
The main impact of the project will be the creation of independent catering business with the skills learned during the traing course so that the group will be able to continue working in the catering field after the end of the project. They will be able to create a finished product and deliver it by taking advantage of the synergies among young cooks and the community they live in, so that they will reach the complete active participation, not only in working life, but also in the cultural and civic life of their own country. The durability of '"learning how to cook" after the final phase of the project activities is mainly due to the fact that it would have established strong contacts with the local community so it would operates directly on the territory responding to its needs.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
There is a certain degree of political risk linked to the moment of "democratic transition" experienced by Tunisia at this time, in particular due to the is the diffidence of families, especially in a poor region like that of Manouba, who often prefer to keep their daughters at home rather than allowing them vocational training.
Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Operating in an area that is facing a difficult period "democratic transition" we aim at involve in the project the local community and the public and private organizacions operating in it, not only because they are the potential customers of the business we are trying to create but also because the success of the project depends on the support and approval of the local community. We also aim at involving the University of Tunis because, having many branches in the area of Mannouba, could provide support to the project.