On Friday 12th October, our Community Development Program organized a BBQ for our Ampang Beginners student, Silver. A long-term goal on our Community Development Program is to create interactive and fun activities between the community and volunteers with the view to building relationships and embracing culture immersion. The BBQ was a huge success. Other activity initiatives include basketball and soccer matches, which the community and volunteers really enjoy participating in.
Volunteers decided early in the week that they wanted to organize a BBQ in town. With the help of the Community Development Program staff the event was organized and Rojo, our Community Development Program Manager, collected the money needed to purchase the food. Silver had hosted the previous BBQ and was very welcoming when asked if he would want to host another. Once at Silver’s home volunteers learned traditional Malagasy cooking techniques and helped Silver and his family prepare and cook the food, as well as setting the table. Fish and Chicken were the main courses with sides of salads, fries, bread and a delicious dessert of fruit salad. While the food was being cooked the volunteers were able to practice their Malagasy with Silver and his family, as well as a few neighbors! Silver was also able to practice his English which he said he really enjoyed.
Once all the food was prepared and the table was set, everyone queued up and grabbed a plate. Silver’s home has a large patio out front where everyone took a seat, enjoyed their food, and each other’s company. The food was delicious and it was a great way to end a fantastic week! We definitely look forward to many more events like this in the future!
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