On Saturday 18th February 2012, Small World Nigeria held a food festival. 30/31 countries were represented and we had an amazing time sampling food and wines from the participating countries.
To give you an idea, there were wonderful deserts from Belgium, sauerkraut and sausages grilled to perfection from Germany, delicious pâté and cheeses from France, cheese and chicken pastries from Jordan, delightful sweets from Syria and so on and so on. For the wine lovers, there were red and white wines being served at the South African and French stands. Americans offered ginger root and lemonades among other things. By the time I had gone round to 15 stands I was stuffed but I kept on going!
About 3 hours into the event, they put on a circus show with representatives from the different countries performing. It all ended with a parade and fireworks. I score the organizers a 10/10. Things went on seamlessly and that takes effort and attention to detail.
Now, to the serious side of things. Small World Nigeria has over the last 17 years raised N274 million naira and supported 160 charities in Nigeria. For them, it doesn’t stop there. They ensure that all the money is accounted for and even follow up with inspections where possible to assure themselves that the money was used as intended. The night of this food festival, they raised N37million naira – all of which will go to support the different charities that were nominated by the different countries.
To learn more about them and possibly donate or volunteer your time, please go to their website here. I find that there is no better way to pass time than to spend it changing someone’s life for the better.
I forgot my camera at home and had to use my phone so please forgive the quality of the pictures below: