The Rabaul District carried out a month-long basic cooking training where participants learned how to make delicious meals and gained some new valuable cooking skills.
Two of the 51 participants that underwent this training were Mr. Jacob Turupia and Dorothy Darius who attained certificates in basic cooking, basic cooking, basic sewing, and sustainable organic gardening from the St Joseph’s Training Center at Iawakaka Ward.
Mr Tirupia commended the Rabaul District Administration for putting funding into this vital training and the facilitators for their efforts to demonstrate to the 25 participants that undertook basic cookery on how to prepare and incorporate new ingredients into their diets.
“We have learnt a lot of new recipes and especially in baking and catering and we are also able to change the diet in our family homes. If there are gatherings in our homes, we will now be able to do so much more with the skills we have gained.”
He urged his fellow graduates to go back home and continue to prepare changed diets in their own family homes.
Miss Darius when sharing similar sentiments said she was privileged to learn different ways and styles to cook and bake with different ingredients and cooking utensils.
“Let us cook with love, peace and kindness and share with our family,” she said.
Meantime, East New Britain acting Provincial Administrator, Levi Mano said with the newly acquired skills gained by the participants, they can be able to prosper their families and community.
“With a lot of law-and-order issues happening in our communities, it is my wish that you go back and change the lifestyle in your respective wards with your actions.
Rabaul District Administrator, Benedict Mode also added the district administration will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the training centre soon, to pave way for key infrastructure development.