A cooking ‘master class’ at Laxey

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In late November 2016, Morgan Otlopikeleng, former head cook at the Moffat Mission, spent three days at the weekly boarding facility, Bosele House in Laxey, to provide professional development for the staff. 

Mrs Ruth Mokgledi, chairperson of the management committee, welcomed this initiative to enhance their cooking, menu planning and food preparation skills. Mrs Mokgeledi said that their Australian sponsors had engaged Mr Otlopikeleng due to their association with him through the international Kalahari Education Experience Trust (KEET) over the past nine years.

The carers, Naledi Molatedi and Daphne Masike said they had learned many new recipes, ways to cook and now plan to provide a greater variety of meals and snacks for the children.

An unexpected outcome from the visit was the enthusiasm shown by 13 year old Ineeleng Olyn (also known as Alfred) for assisting with the food preparation. Ineeleng had shown a great interest in TV cooking shows and was eager to learn practical skills. By week’s end he was clearly one of the kitchen team.

The children were treated to a variety of new tastes and judging by the empty plates they had no complaints.

                                                                                                              

Daphne Masike, Naledi Molate and Morgan Otlopikeleng preparing food for Bosele House learners.