Why Donate to Open Kitchen?
To create opportunities for all who need them
Deidre, the visionary founder of Open Gate International, embarked on a journey of discovery and empathy in 2016. Her travels took her to various countries where she had the privilege of hearing the heart-wrenching stories of survivors of human trafficking and other exploitative industries. Through these conversations and by engaging with non-profit organizations and government officials, Deidre gained an understanding of the profound emotional, social, and economic devastation wrought upon individuals, communities, and entire countries.
Determined to make a meaningful impact, Deidre and her team delved deeper. They reached out to various organizations that were already engaged in rescue, rehabilitation, and other forms of support. What they discovered was a crucial gap in the support system: job training and workforce integration.
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What does that mean?
As a result of her findings, Deidre founded Open Kitchen with a mission to bridge that gap and provide comprehensive support to survivors. The organization offers accredited training programs, life skills development, and job placement services to survivors.
Additionally, Open Kitchen is committed to raising awareness and educating the public on the importance of investing in the rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors, recognizing that it is vital for their well-being and for the betterment of society as a whole.
How can you make an impact?
Donations play a crucial role in the success of our programs. They allow us to provide essential resources and support to the individuals we serve. Without the generosity of donors, we would not be able to provide the necessary training, education, and support services that are vital to the rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable youth and survivors