We Mentor and Empower Human Trafficking Survivors

In Indonesia, the word “Mentari” is defined as “the sun.”  As victims of human trafficking are kept in the dark everyday, we believe in helping survivors into the light. We mentor and empower survivors of violence, abuse, exploitation and trafficking to be able to reintegrate to the community and live independently. 

  • "Thank You Mentari Culinary Art Program for guiding me with skills not only good for a professional kitchen, but for mentorship in everyday life."

    "Thank You Mentari Culinary Art Program for guiding me with skills not only good for a professional kitchen, but for mentorship in everyday life."

    "One of our exercises were to create deviled eggs. I always enjoyed making appetizers, with this being my favorite. The program instructor, Bill Carson taught us that timing and efficiency are ever important while executing a recipe or meal, and I really admired his patience with us. I loved the deviled eggs so much that I recreated them for a holiday family dinner. Thank You Mentari Culinary Art Program for guiding me with skills not only good for a professional kitchen, but for mentorship in everyday life. I'm experiencing a new level of trust and confidence while we work together for a common goal."

    Sharlena Powell
    2017 Culinary Art Participant