22 Apr, 2013
10 : 00
It was an exciting weekend at YCIS Shanghai, which hosted the school’s fifth annual International Family Food Festival (IFFF) on April 20. With 26 countries represented by their appetising regional foods and snacks, the success of this spring event was not only delicious but also meaningful! Despite a few raindrops this year, spirits weren't dampened at all and this year’s IFFF raised more than RMB 100,000 for three charities: Shanghai Healing Home, Starfish Charitable Foundation, and Roots & Shoots.
Organised by the Parent Organisation Puxi (POP), the event is very parent driven, with same-country families working together to plan, secure sponsors, and design their booths. Throughout the day, while guests sampled the many delicacies on offer, they were also treated to an array of entertainment that was as diverse as the choice of food: from Chinese drum performances and a Chinese dragon dance on the football pitch, to a national costume parade, several competitions, as well as performances by the POP Choir, a group singing Indian songs, and another group performing Korean pop dancing.
Luciene Hang, Parent Relations Officer for YCIS Shanghai Puxi Campuses, commented, "After five years of this great event, we are pleased with another successful festival. The parents put in a huge amount of effort and dedication, and this event really brings our YCIS community together to celebrate our combined internationalism. In addition to celebrating diversity, the fair is supporting a noble cause by helping raise funds for these important charities.”