A group of young people have taken their Leadership, Engagement and Development program (LED) at Fairbridge to the next level, putting on an International Food Tasting Day for charity.
The federally-funded program offers free training for at risk youths (aged 17 - 25), addressing their barriers to employment. Participants go through a Certificate I in Leadership and then a Cert II in either Hospitality or Community Services.
As part of the latest group's Cert I team project they held an international food day, creating dishes from their cultures and using the event to fundraise for Homestead for Youth.
After much organising and three days of preparation, the students served 15 delicious dishes on the day. At times it was high pressure in the kitchen, but everyone dug in and helped each other, showing exactly what it meant to be part of a team.
A welcome $300 was raised for Homestead for Youth, with around 30 people coming to the tasting. The participants were thrilled with the fundraising outcome and proud to have been a part of something so successful.