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    Mom's downhome cooking inspires a new generation of Yemeni chefs

    Day 123

    Generation to Generation

    Who doesn’t love mom’s cooking? When we chatted with Yemeni refugees in Mogadishu, they talked about how many moms are such fantastic cooks, but they had no formal way of sharing their skills with the younger generation.

    The ARC team in Mogadishu had an idea…combine forces with Yemeni moms, leveraging their superpower fishing skills to host a friendly fish cooking competition for youth! And host a party to taste the goods afterwards, of course.

    Refugee secondary students, plus half a dozen refugee kids attending Mogadishu Marine Academy, learned different ways to filet, cook, and prepare fish!

    “Today I have cooked fish in three different methods,” says Khadija Yasir, a second-year high school student. “The activity made me realize that my ability in fish cooking is good – but I still need to practice more at home.”


    This change made possible by the Margaret and Jennifer Kress Foundation, Inc.

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