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Baker Program

Astra diriya wanitha hopes to create 14,000 home bakers by the end of 2023.

The ‘Astra diriya wanitha programme’, a home baker training programme launched by Astra in collaboration with Samurdhi was initiated to create 14,000 home bakers across the country by the end of 2023. The programme reached an important milestone of awarding 400 empowering women certificates for completing the programme in 3 different locations within the Western Province. Astra wanted to focus on all village divisions to empower moms by providing the necessary equipment and training to start their own respective home baking businesses. The programme’s end goal is to help moms support the livelihood and provide the best for their family, and ensure that the kids grow healthy and happy.

In a bid to empower women and especially mothers, Astra, an iconic brand renowned across the nation, recently launched the ‘Astra diriya wanitha programme’, in collaboration with the Samurdhi programme to assist mothers to start their own home baking businesses. Accordingly, Astra has already identified a large number of women with competence, courage and willpower, in partnership with the Samurdhi Programme to provide training, knowledge and equipment to start their baking business. The objective is to enable them to become self-sufficient training and provides the necessary equipment, the women will be able start their respective businesses.
After the completion of district Colombo and a number of other locations rolling out in Gampaha and Kalutara districts, Astra hopes to help empower more and more women in the Western Province by training them within the next couple of weeks.