It’s been a while. We’ve been busy. Busier than Kahaila on a Sunday. Yeah that busy.But we don’t need to tell you that - by purely looking at the lack of blog posts recently you’ve probably guessed just how much has been going on here. Oh you detective you…

However, we’re back. We’ve picked ourselves up, dusted the flour off our camera and got back on this blogging horse. Oooh the excitement!

On that note, we do have some super exciting news for you.After months and months of dreaming, praying and planning, on 19th September we held the first session of our baking course for vulnerable women. AND it went SO well.

‘Wait, baking course?’ Let’s fill you in...

We produce high quality baked goods for non-profit, you know that. But alongside this, the main focus of Luminary Bakery is to give opportunities and purpose to vulnerable women through training, employment and community. We want to see all women in East London provided with an opportunity to leave their vulnerable situations and be released into a positive future. That’s the dream.

At present this materializes as a sixth month baking training course teaching these groups of women everything they will need to obtain a job in a bakery or other food establishment, long-term giving them a stable and alternative source of income. We want them to grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances as well as giving them a trade to call their own.

So three weeks ago we welcomed 4 (soon to be 6) of these women into our bakery for the first time. After an afternoon of name learning/friendship building/ boundary setting/health and safety briefing/yogurt parfait making we could already see the difference this course could make to these women. It’s such a privilege for us to be able to be a part of this process alongside them.

We’re excited for what the future holds and hope you’re up for journeying with us.

R xo