Happy Birthday Students For Amani
Students for Amani is already two years old!
To celebrate our birthday, we decided to do something special. After all, you are two years old only once!
We organized a series of events during the week of our birthday to have a chance to meet our supporters and spend some time together.
The first event of the week was a Kenyan Cooking workshop with the founder of curated culture magazine, Brandy.
Brandy is a Kenyan cooking enthusiast and she taught us how to prepare a typical Kenyan three-course meal
Sukuma Wiki (Stir-fried Kales) Sukuma wiki is the most used green vegetable in Kenya. It is commonly served with Ugali as a side dish.
sukuma wiki leaves raw (200 g)( boerenkool (dutch), kale (English))
1 ripe medium tomato
1/2 a medium red onion
1-2 tsp. cooking oil
Salt to taste
Vegetable Stock cube
Preparation 15 minutes | Cooking 20 minutes | 2 Servings
Mseto wa Viazi (Potatoes in rice) This is a common recipe among Kenyan communities particularly those living in the agricultural areas. It is eaten as a main dish and can be accompanied by a vegetable side dish. Mseto wa viazi is a very basic rice dish and is loved for its ease of preparation. It is normally eaten by the entire family and serves as an infant dish as well.
2 medium potatoes
2 medium carrots
1 medium red onion
1 clove of garlic (optional)
2 ripe medium tomatoes
4 tbsp. cooking oil
1 cup rice (175g) raw (white basmati recommended)
2 cups (434 ml) water
2 tsp. salt,
Vegetable stock cube
Preparation 10 minutes | Cooking 30 minutes | 2 Servings
Kaimati (Fried Dumplings) Kaimatis get their unique flavor from the style with which yeast is applied on wheat flour. This traditional breakfast dish or day snack is common among the Swahili and Bajuni communities and was inherited from Arab culture. It serves the whole family.
2 cups (280 g) wheat flour, refined
2 cups (447 ml) water (optional coconut cream, a small pack to mix with water)
½ tsp. vanilla essence
½ tsp. cardamoms powder (cinnamon powder is also an option)
1¼ tbsp. (12 g) dry yeast
5 1/8 cups (1000 g) cooking oil (half a litter- to a litter could also be fine for shallow frying)
4 tbsp. sugar
Preparation 20 minutes | Cooking 30 minutes | Serves 4
Preparation 1 minute | Cooking 5 minutes
1 cup (200 g) white sugar
½ cup (117ml) water
½ tsp. vanilla essence
On Thursday we met Lucia to talk about mindfulness and learn how to be more aware of our thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is a topic that should not be ignored during these unprecedented times where we are stuck at homes and our mental health is under great pressure.
Lucia is a mindfulness amateur and she shared with us her experience and explain how being more mindful of what happens to her has impacted her life.
Below you can find a video that Lucia used to introduce the topic and kick start the conversation and what is mindfulness
To conclude an amazing week full of events we decided to hold a quiz about Students for Amani our story.
We picked up a winner among our supporters who received a Kenyan hand-made surprise from us.
We really enjoyed meeting up with you and we cannot wait to host more in-person events when the restrictions will be over!
Thank you for all your supports and Happy Birthday Students for Amani!