It feels good to be back again to Sabah, and this would be my eighth visit with Ayam Brand, since we work on this project.
The time flies really fast, and I always enjoy meeting the Ayam Brand team in Sabah as well as, of course the respective charity organisation. Every year the program will choose to work and donate the products to different homes, so we won’t be having the same organisation every year, and, it is an important part of this campaign, reaching to even more people in Malaysia.
Children from the participating home in this year’s campaign were introduced to Bento, a single-portion home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine that traditionally holds rice, fish, meat with pickled or cooked vegetables with fruit or other sweet item. It is usually beautifully packed in a box-shaped container and is well balanced nutritionally. Japanese people spend time and energy on a carefully prepared bento box for their spouse, child, or themselves.
The children learnt how to prepare four Ayam Brand dishes in a fun and interactive session that was specially developed to suit people of different ages and abilities; namely Mixed Fruit Salad, Baked Bean, Heart Shaped Sardine Sandwich and Tuna Onigiri under the guidance of celebrity Chef Loke from T-Garden Cooking School.
A fun-filled hands-on event was held in Kota Kinabalu for children from participating charity homes;Rumah Kanak-kanak Kota Kinabalu, Taman Didikan Kanak-kanak Kurang Upaya Sembulan, Pusat Kebajikan Care Haven and Yayasan Kebajikan Suria. The campaign in Sabah will benefit 100 children across these four charity organizations with two months of Ayam Brand products.
The whole session went on really good with all the participants so eager to learn about the new skills.
Even for us, we had such great time to talk to the kids, the care takers and to be there to listen to their struggles and achievements which often we could think so hard, but never able to do it. May God bless the good works they are doing for the kids in Sabah.
Hope to see all of them again soon.