The Supermum project is a collaboration between PPB, the Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya (RCPJ) and Beutifood, a member of Fantastic Food Factory Sdn Bhd, to empower single mothers with baking skills to bake and sell their products to earn a living.
PPB contributed the baking equipment and renovation cost to set up a baking studio at the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya premises in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, as well as transport allowances to each trainee who completes the training programme. The 10-week training programme facilitated by a chef lecturer hired by Beutifood, comprises 10 modules on baking cakes, cookies, pastries, bread, buns as well as equipping them with knowledge as entrepreneurs to bake and sell.
The first batch of 10 single mothers started their training on 7 and 8 July 2020 and completed their last module on 19 September 2020 with a business training module organised by PPB. The module covered topics such as basic accounting, branding, e-commerce as well as in-depth information on flour, facilitated by staff from PPB Head Office, GSC and FFM.
After the completion of training, the single mothers are encouraged to bake to sell whilst RCPJ assists to market their products. One of the single mothers, accepted employment under Beutifood.