15 young Aboriginal students from Sydney’s inner-city have completed a 13-week cooking program to help them learn healthy cooking skills and create a unique cookbook based on traditional family recipes – Koori Kids’ Kitchen Tales – Fifteen Indigenous Family Recipes.
Minister for Citizenship and Communities and Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello joined in the fun of the cookbook launch today, donning an apron to judge a ‘Koori Kook Off’ competition between students.
The NSW Government committed $33,000 to the program which encouraged students to connect with their family and community to develop recipes, improve cooking skills and learn about nutrition.
The program was developed by the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA), an organisation which recruits role models to work with young Aboriginal people to encourage school attendance and promote self-confidence.
Minister Dominello said Youth Opportunities grants helped community organisations such as NASCA deliver valuable programs for young people.
“This is just one of 28 unique projects, many of which support young Aboriginal people to be actively involved in their communities,” Minister Dominello said.