Blogger Aid Cookbook
I just wanted to give you a sneaky-peek at the soup I am submitting for the Blogger Aid Cook Book. I cannot divulge the recipe at this stage, but I can tell you a little bit about the programme they are backing.
Blogger Aid have chosen a charity called School Meals.
School Meals is a project lead by the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the United Nations front-line agency in the fight against global hunger. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization.
Through this program, a meal is provided to children in schools where there are low attendance rates with a particular focus on schools that have a significant lack of children attending, especially girls. The goal in poorer communities worldwide is to provide a hot, nutritious meal as an incentive for parents to send their children to school rather than keeping them at home working.
Facts and Figures
• 75 million primary school-aged children do not go to school
• 97 percent of them are in developing countries
• 57 percent of them are girls
• 150 million children drop out of school before attaining basic primary education
100% of the proceeds from the sales of the cookbook will be channeled to the School Meals.
There is still time left, if you would like to contribute a recipe. The deadline is the 31 March 2009. The details can be found over at Val's blog - More Than Burnt Toast, or on the Blogger Aid website. You don't need to be a member to participate.
I would like to thank Val for inviting me to submit a recipe and wish her lots of luck with this worth while project.