The Bakers Club is an after-school cooking initiative for young people aged 12 to 17 years, managed by Wesley Youth Worker, Findlay Siania. The initiative fosters healthy eating, based on the idea that the best way to reach young teenagers is through their stomachs!
The initiative started small making snacks and simple meals, then developed into a cooking challenge where the young people had to prepare a meal for 4 adults for under $10. This further challenged their developing cooking skills, while also teaching them to make the most of a limited budget. The winning dish utilised chicken fillets that just happened to be on ‘special’ and could easily have fed eight people for less than $10.Read more
The Good Cents initiative in Porirua, has emerged as a locally grown response to concerns about debt and has grown into a community owned initiative that is focussed on transforming systems and structures in our community that create unsustainable debt.
Good Cents is about working collaboratively, across the whole community to identify how together each of our contributions can make a difference, and has just released its Strategy paper. To find out more and obtain a copy, read on.
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