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World Chefs Without Borders - Belgium, Chef & Philanthropist Alice Deen here at picture with her grandchild Alix a cake loving & baking 2,5 years old junior Chef, at Merelstraat 24, 3290 Diest, Belgium.
Round 1400 $ US from 2 night dining for the "1000 Solar Light" project of Ngapali - World Chefs Without Borders, through a meal at YUMMIE SEN Restaurant. For students and families in rural Rakhine villages to have light to study, be save at night from snakes and other danger. A convenience for us usual as the lives breath.
"…The first weekend of September we have a culinary buffet for Myanmar….." owner and philanthropist Chef Alice Dean from Belgium states…… " …People can eat what they want and as much as they want for 1 price : €35 (all incl. )…..; We call it Food for Lightthe income of each meal is +/- enough for a donation of a solar light to a family in Rakhine State,- the least developed state in Myanmar.
The founder and owner of YUMMIE SEN restaurant, Chef Alice Deen is not a new comer to Myanmar, Myanmar Chefs or Aid to Myanmar. Already over 10 years ago Alice collected money in Belgium to set up community workshops, farms, business for not fortunate people in the dry zone of Bagan. The profits were thought and used for medical treatment of HIV patients which could not afford treatment that time. Chicken & pig farms were built, a community house with tailor training for young women was built, local young men were equipped with horse carts to earn a daily living through the at that time soft tourism in Bagan and all over Myanmar.
Myanmar Chefs Association worked much together with Chef Alice since 2000 and later she supported MCA - WCWB efforts of medical aid and free surgical treatment to poor people from Myanmar s dry zone by German specialist Drs to Myanmar an ongoing aid project since over 18 years now. With her medical background she often stood herself in the OP theaters or took the human touch part for the patients still when the Drs were at their home countries already. Organizing and financial supporting poor patients from rural areas to the hospitals where the German teams of Interplast Munich, Dr Heinz Schoeneich worked free of charge in plastic surgery at now already well over 4000 patients.
The YUMMIE SEN Restaurant is part of a wider philosophy and YU SEN treatment retreat of Alice Dean and her family. The " YUMMIE SEN specialty of the house are gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, organic dining. But also meat-eating people (like you) can come and eat". Her daughters are ELS and EVY……..Link to website.
"….1 meal - 1 time dinner will be enough light for the next 10 to 20 years for a whole family, just in change of 1 meal...- environmental friendly through Solar Light. Saturday 6.9.2014 is already overbooked.-- Sunday 7.9.2014 still some places available. You are welcome to join……." Chef Alice Dean continues telling us.
"…. I can put the +/- €1000 ( round 1400 $ US ) aside for the solar project of World Chefs Without Borders - Myanmar, here in Thandwe District Rakhine State --- So you already can order the solar lamps and panels. Money is on the way from Belgium Chef to Myanmar. "…greetings from Alice,, ----
"…. If possible send me some extra pictures from donations solar …." was Alice right request with big pleasure and as usual we and the Chefs of MCA - WCWB will ensure such in the beginning of the new season,-- most probably in conjunction with the " International World Chefs Day 2014 ". 100 % transparency and donor recognition is the only way for us to stay in trust and build a supporting future with the many people which like to help where help is needed.