Helping CIKA – a reflection

As part of Melbourne Term, MLC gave us a fantastic opportunity of participating in the ‘Cooking for Cash’ program. This program was a genuine idea that inspired not only us but also to everyone who had heard or perhaps read about it. As well as enjoying and constantly learning new recipes and techniques, we also contributed in raising awareness to about kids with cancer; we felt privileged and humbled to be a part of. During this program, we made scrumptious foods in bulk to sell to the MLC staff in order to raise money for CIKA. Having the MLC staff contribute to such a cause also made us feel happy to be able to promote the idea that cooking could benefit everyone. The foods we cooked varied greatly, ranging from moist and delicate White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins to spicy Chicken Curry.

Whenever we had these extra-long Home Economic classes, everyone in the class would be extremely excited, especially when they went for over half the day. While we were very busy, chopping, grating or baking, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were even able to do some taste-testing. However, the sense of achievement was probably the best feeling of all. Being able to raise $1480 for CIKA using our cooking abilities was very rewarding. CIKA was and is a very meaningful organisation, striving to abolish cancer in children. Supporting them and raising money for them was really something that we were proud of doing and we hope to continue this until we can smile and assure everyone that, “Cancer in children can be 100% cured.”

By Jasmine Lau & Megan Hong (Melbourne Term 2012)