The Hue French Bakery & Pastry School or La Boulangerie Française de Hue aims at lifting young underprivileged Vietnamese (17 to 22 years old) from the Hue region out of poverty, by offering them a quality professional training in the promising sector of bakery-pastry, as well as the means to a successful professional and social integration and a better future life After 20 months of training, all students master a wide array of production techniques to make French and international breads, pastries and cakes and are hired by high-end hotels in Vietnam. Every day, the trainees prepare baked products that are sold in the school’s coffee shop, which is located in Hue’s city-center – at 46 Nguyen Tri Phuong. The income generated is entirely invested back in the school and helps to pay for the training and the daily living expenses of the trainees at the SOS Village. This School is thus a true social enterprise.
All students are boarders in the school, so as to provide them with a complete education in the best conditions, and to extend the recruitment to the whole Province. Having only one lodging building, the school is only open to boys so far. In this structured and peaceful environment, students benefit from educational support and technical training.