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The Bridge Capacity Building

 

Gaining After the Tsunami: Earn a Living to Make a Life

 

Aware of the success of the cultural healing project, the education sector of UNESCO invited Sacred Bridge to design and implement an educational program, but this time was specifically intended for the surviving women in Aceh. The objective was to provide the women with the skill that could support their lives financially.

 

Believing that culture is a powerful element in development, Sacred Bridge determined traditional culinary and craft as the entry points. With this approach, the women were expected not only to regain part of their roots, but also to develop its economic aspects and potentials.

 

Just within a couple of months after the program ended, there were already a few numbers of packaged traditional snacks displayed at Banda Aceh airport, made by these courageous women. This program was run for two months.

 

Traditional Acehnese food   Acehnese hand-painting

Traditional Acehnese food

 

Acehnese hand-painting

 

“The only

joy in the

world is

to begin"

 

(Cesare Pavese)