Today was Christmas cookie baking day at my house.
I started with M & M Cookies.
Then moved on to Peanut Blossoms.
And then for the big finish and my favorite, Fudge.
As I was baking I started thinking about my Compassion Sponsor child ‘Ericka’. This past September I had the opportunity to visit Ericka in El Salvador.
One of the things Ericka shared with me me during our visit is that she wants to be a Chef when she grows up.
The very next day after visiting Ericka we visited a Compassion project in San Salvador that had a baking class.
In the baking class the children were learning how to cook, and that day they were making garlic bread loaves. We were all able to sample them and they were delicious!
The kids really seemed to enjoy the class and shared with us what they were learning and they told us they wanted to be chefs when they grew up.
By being in Compassion’s sponsorship program they were able to be a part of this class and they were learning a very valuable skill that would not only help them at home to safely prepare meals, but also would help them in the future as a job skill they would be able to use for creating and selling food in the market.
This was something I didn’t realize was available to the children and when I saw this I realized that what Ericka had said the day before about wanting to be a chef someday was actually a possibility and it was something she could learn right in her Compassion project!
How exciting is that?!!
So that brings me to today’s Giving Christmas Away gift – the gift of Baking Classes.
As you have just read, learning to cook can be very valuable gift for a child in poverty.
To give the gift of a Baking Class just click the picture below of the little girl in the apron and it will take you to the gifts page
She is one of the kids I met in the baking class in El Salvador, just look at that smile. She was one very joyful little girl 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
Other Posts in the ‘Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away’
Day 1. A Very Special Music Monday – Kickoff to Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away
Day 2. Water of Life – 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away
Day 3. Giving Christmas Away ~ Feed a Mother and Baby
Day 4. Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away – Good Tidings of Great Joy and the Gift of the Bible
Day 5. Pigs Chickens and Goats
Day 6. No Time to Write Because I Want to Read a Book and Go to Sleep
2 thoughts on “Baking Classes to Help Ericka Become a Chef – 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away”
So good T, I just love how you have presented the opportunity to help these Children, I’m really overwhelmed, it was so well done, I hope you get a lot of support for them, so many are in need today.
Christ-Mas Love and Blessings – Anne.