Raised of S$30,000.00
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Cooking Up A Storm
In 2019, Glyph launched its inaugural Glyph Culinary Bootcamp, providing kids and teens with an affordable, quality curriculum to pick up basic kitchen skills and to cultivate independence. It was a huge hit amongst the families, since culinary classes are typically a lot more expensive and less accessible to them.
Under the guidance of experienced professional chefs, the Glyph Culinary Bootcamp Programme allows children to explore a range of flavours and textures while being equipped with kitchen basics such as food hygiene, ingredient preparation, kitchen safety, cooking techniques and food presentation. Furthermore, the programme also emphasises character values such as teamwork and perseverance. These lifelong skills and values will ensure our children grow to live as independent, well-rounded, and healthy adults.
Moving into 2020, kids and parents alike were full of anticipation for the second round of Culinary Bootcamp to begin. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the class had to be postponed indefinitely. As the situation stabilised and restrictions eased, we were able to relaunch discussions about the programme. However, despite efforts to push for the programme launch, the sustainability of the programme is still left in uncertainty, as we have been unable to secure a sponsorship to continue the programme. Having already made these families wait for a year, Glyph cannot afford to further postpone the programme.
Help Us Keep Their Culinary Dream Alive
It is imperative that even with the COVID-19 situation, the holistic development of kids remains uncompromised. Just as schools are doing their best to continue classes with minimal disruption, Glyph also aims to continue providing its non-academic programmes, especially as many kids that we work with come from vulnerable backgrounds. Thus, we would be seeking support to fund our Glyph Culinary Bootcamp 2021 to ensure the continuity and sustainability of the programme.
Our goal of SGD 30,000 will be able to run 12 sessions of the culinary class for 60 students:
– $18000 will go towards programme management fees
– $12000 will go towards culinary school fees
It will cost $500 per beneficiary to attend the programme, with a minimum number of 50 beneficiaries in order to proceed. If the minimum enrolment isn’t met for the course to proceed, all donations to the campaign will be refunded to the donors.
Glyph is changing the way kids learn & play through a well-established framework and a socially connected community, where children are able to develop socially, emotionally and intellectually. By building learning journeys through people, classrooms & field trips, Glyph creates the most unique, cost-effective and fun-learning experience on the market. At Glyph, we encourage children to explore in and outside the classroom so they can gain the confidence and skills they need to thrive in today’s highly competitive, globalized world.
Thus far, we have touched the lives of over 1700 kids, many from less privileged backgrounds, and we are not stopping there. We are also very fortunate to be endorsed and even supported by Ministers like Desmond Lee, Grace Fu, Low Yen Ling, and Sam Tan, as well as our exchange with President Halimah Yacob, where we were one of the finalists for the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards 2019.
Desmond Lee – https://www.facebook.com/desmondtslee/posts/3986508071360105
Low Yen Ling – https://www.facebook.com/pg/yllow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2608209215895454
Sam Tan – https://www.facebook.com/tanchinsiong.sam/posts/2310217595708998
Grace Fu- https://www.facebook.com/pg/glyph.asia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2287236688164103
About Glyph: https://www.facebook.com/glyph.asia/
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What will the funds raised be used for?
Funds raised from this campaign are for children from underprivileged backgrounds (verified by Glyph), to enable them to attend the culinary programme. This would cover programme management costs and culinary school fees.
What does the culinary school fee entail?
These are the fees paid out to the culinary school for providing the venue, food ingredients, as well as chefs and kitchen assistants to teach and facilitate the class.
What does the programme management cost entail?
As a Social Enterprise, Glyph aims to provide affordable premium holistic education for children who would be unable to afford such classes otherwise. In order to do so, we also need to ensure that our operations can be sustained.
For the Culinary Bootcamp, our programme manager is in charge of:
- Marketing the programme to the kids and their parents
- Liaise with the culinary school to design the curriculum and plan the classes according to the objectives of the programme
- Facilitate the classes to ensure each session runs smoothly
- Measures the outcomes of the programme to evaluate whether the programme objectives have been met
What do the kids learn in the programme?
In each session, kids are split into groups, and each group will be stationed at one of the workstations, and learn the required skills for that station. Every session, the groups will rotate to different workstations (for example, meat, vegetables, carbohydrates, and dessert/fruits) to learn the different skills associated with each dish.
In the final session, groups will need to prepare bento sets involving all workstations in a friendly competition, to see how much they have learnt over the course of the programme. The main focus of the programme are:
- Hygiene and sanitation
- Workplace safety
- Mise-en-place (preparation of ingredients)
- Cooking techniques
- Packing and portioning
- Time management
- Teamwork/Collaboration: ability to communicate within a group and help one another
- Independence/Self-reliance: ability to self-manage
- Perseverance: ability to overcome difficulties/setbacks