11 Jul '11, 1am

Cooking class for maids, thanks to Fast: By Low Minmin FOR Ms Girlie Marie Gorgonio, a Filipina maid, her wish t...

Cooking class for maids, thanks to Fast: By Low Minmin FOR Ms Girlie Marie Gorgonio, a Filipina maid, her wish t...

FOR Ms Girlie Marie Gorgonio, a Filipina maid, her wish to improve her cooking was finally fulfilled, thanks to subsidised classes provided by a non-profit group promoting training for foreign domestic workers. About a month ago, she told her employer that she wanted to learn to cook better. Her employer then signed her up for a cooking class for maids which cost only $5. "I want to cook good food for my ma'am... It is very difficult to follow the recipe book. (Attending a class) is easier," Ms Gorgonio, 34, said. Along with 27 other maids, she learnt how to cook claypot rice, sweet- and-sour chicken and two other dishes at Geylang Serai Community Club yesterday. The cooking classes are the most popular among a variety of courses organised by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Skills Training (Fast), set up in 2005. The classes include those for computer literacy,...

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