A refugee and migrant womenâs cooking group run by our sister charity, the Klevis Kola Foundation, recently put on an event showcasing their culinary talents to the public. The March event held in south London (Tooting), proved to be a great success and raised nearly £400 in support of MCT’s work in South Morocco (Taroudannt) and KKF’s work with refugee children and families in South London.
It was a Moroccan themed evening dubbed the Moroccan Hafla – meaning party in Arabic – where guests could try tasty traditional Moroccan dishes such as tajine and couscous. The meal was rounded off with a selection of desserts and teapot upon teapot of deliciously sweet mint tea. All the food was prepared and served by the women from the cooking project, a group of over 20 women from different African and Middle Eastern countries including several Moroccan women. They have pulled their forces together to try and build up their very own catering enterprise and can serve as an inspiration to our womenâs group in Taroudannt, Morocco, who are planning to start a similar initiative.
The evening also featured live Moroccan music from 3 Moroccan Londoners who generously gave of their time. A raffle, with prizes donated by several kind supporters like the Comedy CafÃ©, 99 Club Comedy and Viva Hair Studio â MCT London teamâs neighbour!