A Peace of Cake

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A Peace of Cake

Bangkok, Thailand
Year Founded:
2012
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

A Peace of Cake primarily aims to achieve two goals which are the core belief for every activity to build upon: first is to unlock every children's hidden potential in order to allow them to use their capacity to their full potential, and second is to create a peaceful society based on understanding

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

1) Migrant Children's lack of opportunity for self and career development. 2) Stereotypes of the majority towards migrant population. 3) Below standard learning condition and lack of support in informal learning centers.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

1) Provide skill training for migrant children according to their field of interest. 2) Serve as a medium to create awareness and mutual understanding among the majority regarding the existence and problems migrant children encounter. 3) Create extra income for children in the center(s) and serve as a source for school lunch programs within the center(s).
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Activity 1) School lunch fund 1.1) 20% of selling will be saved in school lunch fund. 1.2) Students in the centers learn how to cook nutritious meals and manage fund to cover all their peers, advised and monitored by teachers. 1.3) Provide information on nutrition and cooking class every month. Activity 2) Package making and designing 2.1) Packages will be done by children in the center on their creativity class. 100% after cost deduction will go to their bank accounts for school fund. 2.2) Greeting tags from children to customers for every package. *Note: the recruitment process of children in this activity depends on individual's willingness and need.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Objective 1) Better learning condition 1.1) positive incentive for students to attend school. 1.2) support for school activity 1.3) children have cooking and management skills, essential for daily lives and career possibility. 1.4) teachers can focus on teaching resulting in more effectiveness. Objective 2) School attendance 2.1.1) extra income for children in order to A: reduce incentive to enter labor force before time B: decrease drop out due to no financial support 2.1.2) create a sense of capability as this activity encourages children to 'earn' extra money themselves (as opposed to merely giving them money) and also learn the value of savings. 2.2) create awareness for the majority of the situation of migrants via this activity as well as serve as a linkage for the two parties to communicate via greeting cards made by children
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Mostly they are NGOs who provide rights protection and life-skill training for migrant population. There are not a lot of private sectors dealing with this issue which maybe either because of the lack of knowledge regarding the situation migrants encounter or the perception that migration is state's burden and not of their responsibility. However, there are some innovative with similar purpose such as girl scout cookies or 'eat for equality' but most of them target at the majority rather than the minority which leaves a room for A Peace of Cake to fill the gap here.
Team

Founding Story

As easy as it sounds, A Peace of cake is a 'piece of cake' to start with. This baker found her liking for baking ever since she was in high school. For 5 years that enjoyed baking and giving her cake away to her loved ones. Not until her friends offered to pay to at least cover the cost that she thought it would be better to spend the money for greater happiness. She started baking for children in orphanage and blind school, but it was the pilot project that got her thinking. The project was simply on the idea that a customer got to eat cake they liked while at the same time children got proper meal. The project was a success, not only that it fulfilled children's stomach but also the gap of misunderstanding between the majority and migrant