BCU’s Empowering Baking Workshop Transforms Lives

Baguio City, July 22, 2023– In a groundbreaking event, Baguio Central University (BCU) brought the joy of baking to the women of Purok 27, Irisan, Baguio City. The program, titled “Knead, Rise, and Shine: Mastering the Art of Baking and Packaging,” took place on July 22, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at BCU’s Technical and Livelihood Education (TLE) Room.

As part of BCU’s Community Extension Program, this initiative directly addressed the needs of the community by offering a tailored program aimed at enhancing skills and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. Six women from Purok 27 eagerly participated, immersing themselves in a day of learning the fundamentals of baking and the art of effective packaging.

Led by experienced teachers, the participants explored the basics of baking, from kneading dough to mastering the intricacies of rising and shining in the baking world. Emphasizing entrepreneurship, the program guided participants on transforming their newfound skills into viable business ventures.

Ms. Arlene A. Mintas, University Coordinator for Extension Program, expressed optimism, stating, “Empowering these women not only enhances personal development but also contributes to the economic growth of the community. This program is a testament to our belief in the potential of every individual to make a positive impact.”

BCU plans to continue such community-centric initiatives, fostering collaboration and mutual growth. As the aroma of freshly baked goods filled the TLE Room, it marked not just a baking lesson but a transformative journey toward economic empowerment and community development.