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Volcano victims learn to bake a cake
College course teaches victims of last year's eruption how to make a crust
- Bambang Sugiharto, Sleman
- July 8, 2011
Thirty mothers who fled with their families to escape the eruptions are doing the course at the collegeâ€™s hall in Pringwulung, in Sleman district. The course runs from July 6 to July 16.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to boost womenâ€™s skills. Weâ€™re teaching mothers how to bake cakes, which are in great demand,â€ť said Maria Amriyati, the collegeâ€™s director.
The course also aims to help the women to start small businesses so that they can earn some money to meet their familiesâ€™ daily needs, she added.
â€śTheir enthusiasm so far has been great,â€ť she continued.
The college runs the class annually. â€śBut the target groups are different each year. This year itâ€™s for those most affected financially by the eruptions,â€ť she said.
Nita Krisnawati, a 27-year-old mother, says she is really enjoying the course, which could provide her with a source of income. â€śSoon it will be Ramadan the fasting month. Usually, a temporary market runs during this time. I will bake various cakes and sell them in the market,â€ť she said.
The course this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the collegeâ€™s Tarakanita Foundation.
Dioceses Focus On Work Planning To Improve Ministry To Women (http://www.ucanews.com/story-archive/?post_name=/2008/07/29/dioceses-focus-on-work-planning-to-improve-ministry-to-women&post_id=48927)