Since it was the closing of a great 6 weeks of engagements, we invited the kids' parents over for a graduation ceremony during the second half of the day. Prior to that, the kids took time to complete their Food Ninja workbook with worksheets we have been giving out each engagements which contained information and outputs from each session. We wanted to make sure the kids had something to take back home after each engagement and something to refer to. We provided them with colour pencils and materials to decorate their hardcovers of their workbook.
The graduation ceremony started with a short introduction by Chris from the UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA Staff Association, Charmaine from AIESEC in Sunway and Will from AIESEC UK who represented all 5 international interns to talk about their experience working on this project and how the project came about. Shortly after, we showed a video montage compiled by the interns, of what we have been doing throughout the 3 weeks. The kids got excited when they saw their own faces on screen! On top of that, we selected some of the kids to share what they've learnt throughout the engagements and what was their favourite parts. It was a good platform for them to step up and raise their opinions.
After that, it was the graduation ceremony that we did. Each kid who has been to all our engagements gets a certificate of participation, a Food Ninja badge and a Ninja Bandana! They were all very excited to have their pictures taken with their bandannas and badges.