On Monday, June 18, the world will commemorate Sustainable Gastronomy Day. It is a day of celebrating the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food, in support of the 17 Sustainable Goals set up by the United Nations for the year 2030.
The resolution on the Sustainable Gastronomy Day was adopted on December 21, 2016 by the UN General Assembly. In the document, all member states, organizations, groups and affiliates of the UN, are to observe and “raise public awareness of its contribution in sustainable development.” For Simuka Africa Youth Association, we plan to share 100 food baskets to families and beneficiaries of our association’s cause.
Gastronomy in itself is a very fascinating concept. It is an entire study of food and culture – from preparing, to serving, to fact-checking nutrition, up to consuming. Relating to the customs and traditions of the Zimbabweans, the initial plan is to share staple foods such as bota (mixed cornmeal and water, to make a porridge) for breakfast, and sadza (a kind of soup with vegetables, beans and meat) which can be eaten either for lunch or dinner. Due to their history in part as a British colony, they also frequently consume tea, sandwiches and porridge.
As I have written in my previous blog entry Empowered People Empower Others (https://www.facebook.com/MatchAMealSimukaAfrica/posts/2165385066835499), we have the capacity to help provide these food baskets and meals for the victims and survivors of child marriage. You may get in touch with us via our social media accounts below, or donate directly to our GoGetFunding account. Let’s celebrate Sustainable Gastronomy Day by reaching out to our brothers and sisters in Africa, by feeding them via the Simuka Africa Match-A-Meal Campaign.
Simuka Africa Youth Association is recognized by the United Nations and has been participating in local and international programs that aim to provide more opportunities for the youth. You may get in touch with us by posting a comment on this article, or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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By UN Online Volunteer Bianca, on behalf of Simuka Africa Youth Association.