06 May, 2014
10 : 00
YCIS Shanghai was abuzz with excitement and culture during the school’s sixth annual International Family Food Fair (IFFF). The event featured beautifully decorated booths representing 25 countries from across the globe. YCIS parents worked together to design booths that represented and featured their country’s food, cuisine, and culture, and they prepared a wide variety of their home country’s regional foods and snacks for guests to taste.
In addition to trying delicacies from around the world, guests were treated to dynamic performances and cultural traditions throughout the day including the KYP (Kliptown Youth Programme) Gumboot Dancers from South Africa, a traditional Japanese mochi pounding demonstration, and the annual YCIS national costume parade, complete with families performing impromptu renditions of countries’ national anthems!
Carol Mao, Parent Relations Officer for Puxi Campuses noted, "The 2014 International Family Food Fair was a great success, as it embodied the diversity and liveliness of the YCIS community. From delicious food, to international performances, attendees got to taste the world and experience global cultures all in one day!"
The event was organised by the Parent Organisation Puxi (POP), who planned nearly every aspect of the day’s activities, including arranging the many sponsors to preparing the booth space. All together, the event raised over RMB 121,000 yuan for Baobei Foundation, Shanghai Young Bakers, and Shanghai Roots & Shoots. Additionally, the Korean booth raised more than RMB 6,500 yuan for the Hope Bridge – Korea Disaster Relief Association, to support families affected by the recent ferry tragedy.
YCIS Shanghai thanks all families, students, sponsors, and guests for making the 2014 IFFF another huge success!