IND’s BLT Kitchen Ideas receives micro grant

By Institute for Negros Development On Thursday, May 7, 2015

The youth gamely did the activity and happily shared healthy food ideas while making their plates.

Another healthy bonding for Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue and her son Im-Im.

Cheers for healthier growing up years!

Mhartina Lorenzo proudly showed her healthy plate as she wore her personalized apron with her fave fruits and veggies she penned.

Kids and adults share stories while doing artwork.

University of St. La Salle’s Institute for Negros Development (IND) joined Philippines Arts Incubator, the 2nd exchange of the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator (AAI) to create socially engaging artwork with the local community.  The workshops facilitated by artist Felipe Castelblanco and Zero1’s AAI Program Manager Kate Spacek introduced new approaches in Contemporary Public and Participatory Art.

“BLT Kitchen Ideas” is the project proposed by IND’s Program Assistant Jeffrey Lazaro and OIC Administrative Assistant Katherine Maguad.  This project aims to improve the food preparation and further promote nutrition among the school children, their parents and teachers in IND’s partner schools in Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program. 

The grant worth P22,000 will be used to come up with the prototype BLT Kitchen and pilot in Colambo Elementary School in Kabankalan City.   The project is hoped to be accomplished in time for the kick-off of the 7th year of BLT in Negros by August 2015.

BLT Kitchen Ideas was launched last April 25, 2015 in Baywalk, Bacolod City through engaging kids and adults who were present in the area in the activity dubbed as “My healthy plate” where participants had to simulate preparing their food and completing their healthy meal. 

American Arts Incubator: Philippines was hosted by the Negros Museum and presented by the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Manila and Zero1.