Beyond Bars Akademia has selected 10 previously jailed women and have started a programme to teach them new skills to break the cycle of poverty.
The skills can be turned into real jobs in the hospitality industry. The goal of the programme is to rehabilitate the women who were previously imprisoned in Pollsmoor Prison.
Briefly.co.za has learned that through the training the organisation is hoping to prevent these women from ending up behind bars again according to goodthingsguy.com.
The women are being taught how to expertly make cocktails which they appear to have a talent for.
The founder of Beyond Bars Akademia, Stephanie Simbo, is herself a cocktail expert and won a huge competition and has even released her own book on cocktails.
The organisation is raising money to full fund the project and have launched a Thundafund to help raise money.
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