The school Café Lab project is an innovative school-based social business that provides youth a unique hand-on learning experience while generating new economic opportunities for impoverished communities.
The project teaches students basic hospitality and entrepreneurial skills through professional trainings and internships in the café. Secondly, new business opportunities are created for local community members to partner and source supplies to the café. Finally, the food and drink served by the café provides a variety of healthy meal choices for the student body and generates income for future student activities.
The Café Lab has been successfully launched in 2 metro-Manila schools drawing requests from several other schools for assistance in setting up their own café training programs.