Cafe lab program

Reinventing the learning experience for students through the power of social business.


Youth are provided an innovative hands-on learning experience, inspiring and empowering them towards higher-education and better employment opportunities in the future while generating economic opportunity in impoverished communities.

Project description

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.

Project benefits

  • New economic opportunities for local social businesses
  • Youth develop professional skills in hospitality improving future opportunities
  • New income is generated for improving the school

$15,000 USD

Launches a cafe lab at a metro Manila school

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