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A school holiday programme is inviting 6 underprivileged kids to its cooking courses to teach the kids cooking skills and using the meals to feed others.


During the April school holiday, Fun-a-Galore with the support of Miele in Bryanston, will be hosting cooking courses that will benefit Kids Haven. The aim is to build confidence in the kitchen and how to properly handle food by teaching school kids cooking and baking skills. It will help children understand the the importance of nutrition and how to prepare their own meals.

The programme is coordinated by Jean Veitch who says she started Fun-a-Galore when she identified a need for teaching children to cook quality food and learn about baking. She says,

“The cooking programme teaches youngsters to prepare meals using basic ingredients and to cook nutritious meals that are healthy and appetising.”

The holiday programme includes a community service element, the school kids can use their time at the course to earn community service hours for their school projects in a fun, creative environment while learning about the social impact of giving back.

“In South Africa, we are taught the importance of giving back from a young age and this programme provides the opportunity for kids to give to other less fortunate children while learning a little about the real challenges that they often face. Food is one of our basic human needs and yet so many take it for granted while so many go without,” 

The holiday programme will be hosting six children from Kids Haven residential village, they will be sponsored by Fun-a-Galore and invited to participate in the classes and join in the cooking courses. The children from Kids Haven can take the meals they have prepared back to their village homes.

“We believe this will give more privileged children a new perspective and respect for the challenges that some children and their caregivers face on a daily basis. I hope it will encourage children to share with the people around them,”

For 25 years, Kids Haven has been providing shelter and rehabilitation for children with street connections. With the help of generous donors they have managed to continue benefiting over 170 children.

For more information about the kids cooking holiday programme you can email here.

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Sources: Daniella Hess / Grapevine Group

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