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Saturday, December 1, 2018

French Philanthropist

Aloha Everyone,

Today we had a lunch with Poli and his wife Bubut at Sala Bistro, a European-style restaurant. Over soup and quiche, we heard about their involvement in philanthropy. Poli and Bubut are Rotary Club members. 

Alain Ducasse is an internationally acclaimed French-born chef. Among his accomplishments is his three stars restaurant in the Guide Michelin book. Ducasse, in association with the non-profit Tuloy Foundation of the Philippines and Rotary, has a successful project of reintegrating street children into mainstream society. This undaunted task is achieved through a comprehensive program of caring, healing, and teaching. Some of the children attend Ducasse’s culinary training program.

Poli’s eyes lit up as he related the success of this program. Poli said, “The program is a real life changer!  
Imagine these children were abandoned by their parents.” 

This is like modern day Oliver Twist success stories. After completing their training from world class chefs, former street children go on restaurant internships and even international job opportunities. Here is a link to this inspiring story of Alain Ducasse’s Philanthropy program and how the joint venture is making a difference. 

Aloha -- Cathi