The Street Food Opportunities for Youth project will enable young people to develop the business and technical skills to realize their entrepreneurial dreams. Importantly, students are then encouraged to employ their skills in the community to innovate their own small food business that provide more choices for nourishing, affordable local food. By raising the bar for street food, developing local culinarians, and building a robust and active community around local food, SFOFY will encourage sustainable business practices.
To achieve this we will equip enterprise centres and VET colleges on one hand and youth services and community groups on the other, to effectively teach street food entrepreneurship to young people, especially those at risk of social marginalization. Our outputs are built around reaching out and teaching young people in a way that is more culturally appropriate and reflects the diversity among young people in our society today. In this way, the project enables the participation of a much wider group of young people than is possible through traditional VET and academic structures.