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Maria Marte’s return to RD Serrania School, her volunteering project

She began her journey from Jarabacoa more than fifteen years ago to lead one of the most important and elitist kitchens in Madrid, El Club Allard. According to her, now it is time to put "her grain of sand" and help Dominican women to receive a professional culinary training.

Her volunteering project, the Serrania School of the Dominican Republic, is based on a scholarship program sponsored by donations that was created for training young low-income women in hostelry.

Despite returning to his country, "she’ll keep working on several projects and collaborations in Spain." Marte will not separate completely from El Club Allard. In fact, her new project will be also financed by the 2017 Eckart Innovation Award that she and the restaurant's director, Luisa Orlando, have received.

She began her project with a clear objective: "to help women, who want to improve herself, to take six months’ course training in Madrid that allow them to get a decent job to make a living," said Marte.

The first achievement was to receive the International Eckart Witzigmann innovation award in Versailles, with the French cuisine genius, Alain Ducasse, who has nineteen Michelin stars. "It is definitely a great success, not only because this award recognizes my professional career, but also allows me to invest in resources to help three Serrania school students so that they can be trained and also live an experience in the Allard Club with all expenses paid."

For Maria, keep going and empowering are actions that go hand in hand. Therefore, training, or education, are associated to independence and autonomy. "With this project, these women are going to return to our country full of knowledge that will prepare them to the world of work which means a big step for them."

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TEXT: Elena Crespo; IMAGES: Suresh

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