Mentari was set up in 2015 to mentor and empower survivors of abuse, exploitation and gender-based violence so that they actively reintegrate within society. A cornerstone in their strategy is the Culinary Arts Program, which teaches participants how to cook and operate in a restaurant-like kitchen. So far, it has helped 205 survivors, 96% of whom have subsequently received employment. Early 2019, the organization opened the Mentari House, a transitional home for human trafficking survivors.
Human trafficking survivors graduated from the Culinary Arts Program
Of these 33 survivors found a job at the end of the program