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September: Cook.Give.Heart. - A PRISM Initiative
SJI’s Social Enterprise Club, PRISM, is pleased to host our inaugural 2020 online charity cooking show - Cook.Give.Heart. The show will be released for download and viewing from 7 to 21 September 2020.
Cook.Give.Heart. is a PRISM-led initiative under the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes Programme. We are honoured to feature Singapore’s renowned and well-regarded chef extraordinaire, Ms Violet Oon in our 2020 online charity event. She will be demonstrating two simple yet delicate dishes - Sago Pudding Gula Melaka and Kueh Pisang. We will also be exploring Peranakan culture with the help of the Intan Museum! All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore which is dedicated to granting wishes to critically ill children in hopes of enriching their lives. Join us now to grant a child’s wish and learn more about Peranakan cuisine!
• Ms Violet Oon
Cook.Give.Heart. is extremely honoured to present Ms Violet Oon, Singapore’s celebrity Chef, Peranakan culinary expert and business entrepreneur. She was dubbed Singapore’s food ambassador in 1988 by the Singapore Tourism Board and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at the Tourism Awards 2019. She was also recipient of two other Lifetime Achievement Awards by the World Gourmet Summit and the Asian Masters at The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao’s Best Asian Restaurants Awards. In 2016, Ms Oon was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame. In February 2020, Ms Oon was invited by the National Gallery to give a talk, as part of the exhibition, ‘Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in South-East Asia (1969-1989)’. Her views and observations on art in Singapore encompassed those crucial days of new nationhood.
Ms Violet Oon will be showcasing the magical marriage of coconut milk, gula melaka and the perfume of pandan leaves with two old-school desserts: Sago Pudding Gula Melaka and Kueh Pisang. Be prepared to be thoroughly engaged as she draws from her wealth of experience of over 50 years to demonstrate her culinary skills.
• Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore
All proceeds from the show will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore, an affiliate of the largest wish-giving organisation in the world, currently operating in 40 countries on five continents. Since its inception in 1980, the foundation’s mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and has brought gratitude and joy to many, with a total of over 480,000 wishes granted globally. Likewise, Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore, which started its own amazing journey in April 2002, has granted over 1,560 wishes, transforming the lives of children and their family alike.
• Make A Wish Come True
Have you ever considered the daunting prospect of having your life turned upside down in a matter of a day? This is the story of our beneficiary. Shadi Hannan, who turns 18 this year, is a quiet and reserved boy diagnosed with Germ Cell Cancer. His ongoing medical journey is dreadful and painful, having to go through seemingly endless rounds of chemotherapy, treatment and hospitalisation. Even the routine of going to school, which so many of us take for granted, was robbed from him. Throughout his journey, friends who came over to cheer him up were a constant source of support for him, especially when the going got tough and the path ahead seemed bleak. However, coming from a big family and living in a confined space, his room was cluttered and cramped, with very little space for himself. This is where Make-A-Wish stepped in to fulfill Shadi’s wish for a room makeover, so that his friends could come over. Through this cooking show, we hope to raise $10,000 to help fulfill his wish. Cancer steals innocent childhoods but a single wish can bring some solace, comfort and hope.
• Intan Museum
We will also be featuring Mr Alvin Yapp, the owner and curator of a private Peranakan museum, The Intan Museum. He will be sharing about Singapore’s rich Peranakan culture and history.
Join us in this unique cooking experience - rich with culture and is heartwarming. Simply click on the following link to register and donate a minimum of $10 but any amount upwards is appreciated. The link to access the cooking show is available from 7 September 2020 onwards or within 24 hours of your donation after 7 September 2020. Please do not select the anonymous option during the donation process so that the video link can be sent to you.
Donate at: giving.sg/campaigns/CookGiveHeart
For any enquiries, please do email us at: email@example.com
For Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes 2020
This is a project by Team Populum Sitas, who are members of PRISM, under the Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes (YFC) programme to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore.
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This video is produced by SJI Film CAS.
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