MYPEACE Project holds Chefs for Peace

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Zamboanga City-based Madrasah youth enrolled under the MYPEACE Project of the US Embassy in Manila and the Voice of Mindanao serve 108 madrasah children in Cabatangan village in the Chefs for Peace activity.  RICHMOND PEQUIT/Voice of Mindanao

Zamboanga City-based Madrasah youth enrolled under the MYPEACE Project of the US Embassy in Manila and the Voice of Mindanao serve 108 madrasah children in Cabatangan village in the Chefs for Peace activity. RICHMOND PEQUIT/Voice of Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/06 March 2015 by Frencie Carreon–The Madrasah Youth Promoting English Advancement for Community Empowerment or MYPEACE Project of the U.S. Embassy in Manila and the Voice of Mindanao today held a community outreach activity in Cabatangan, this city.

 

Dubbed as Chefs for Peace, the community service brought together about 56 madaris youth who are with the English advancement program, and 24 English teachers who are former US Government scholars, with youth volunteers of the Voice of Mindanao.

 

“The Chefs for Peace activity is an actual application of lessons learned by the madaris youth on commercial cooking and food and beverage services, which are livelihood skills that were simplified from the curricula prescribed by TESDA, or the Technical Education and Skills  Development Authority,” said Asima Sali, one of the trainers.

 

The students cooked lunch for 108 madrasah children from the Cabatangan Madrasah, hosted within the 545 Construction Engineering Battalion of the Philippine Army.

 

“We enjoyed serving the children, as we also applied what we learned from our trainers in Commercial Cooking and Food and Beverage Services.  We were divided in 6 groups, and each group prepared a full meal, that is including an appetizer, 2 main dishes, rice, dessert, and a drink,” shared Sharifa Sarail,who won as Best Chef.

 

Lt. Col. Arnel Fernandez, commanding officer of the host engineering battalion, expressed that he and his men were happy to accommodate the students in their camp, as he noted that some of the soldiers also assisted the students in the use of some of their facilities.

 

The MYPEACE Program is set to end in July this year.

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