IB student helps to feed the homeless with her cookbook for students…..

By Charlotte Dorey


For CAS (Community Action Service element of IB Programme) I decided to create a recipe book for University students on a budget, helping them to contribute to cooking in their dorm or residences – far better than eating takeaways every day!

I found that creating the recipe book was challenging, despite being confident and competent in cooking, as I have never put together a publication. The planning was very time consuming, however I enjoyed practicing the recipes as a break from my studies. The project challenged me – I have created new and interesting recipes, which will be affordable and easy to make; and also a low-cost publication, using loose-leaf recipe pages, to make it affordable to buy. 

I sold my finished publication to students and parents at the Marche de Noel in order to raise money for Serve the City Geneva, which is an organisation that aims to assemble volunteers by partnering with existing organisations that are already serving the poor and homeless. 

The PTA matched the money that I raised, enabling me to donate CHF 312 for Serve the City, which was used to create a traditional Christmas dinner for the homeless in Geneva.


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