Kulture Break recently hosted a fundraiser for our Ladies 1st and Man Up mentoring programs – a Karma Kitchen at Daana Indian restaurant in Curtin.
Daana is an amazing Indian restaurant run by Sanjay and Sunita Kumar who strongly believe in supporting the community. They often host a Karma Kitchen for local organisations, giving 50% of the proceeds of an evening to a local charity.
Patrons can choose the amount which they’d like to pay for the meal, with the hope that they’ll be generous! This pay it forward system encourages generosity and community connectedness.
The Karma Kitchen fundraiser for Man Up and Ladies 1st at Daana was a wonderful experience for patrons and the mentoring participants. The mentoring students assisted by greeting guests at the door, serving food and water and interacting with the patrons (such as the serenade by the Man Up students to their mentor, Adam!). There was a musical performance by Kulture Break Social Inclusion Ambassador James O’Hehir, who revved up the crowd with this tunes and his moves.
But the highlight of the evening was the dance jam, which involved the mentoring students, the Kulture Break team, patrons and the Daana staff. When bhangra music streamed over the speakers, Sanjay couldn’t help but show his bhangra style and was soon joined by two of the kitchen staff who demonstrated to the restaurant their fabulous bhangra moves.
So much fun, such a great vibe and such amazing food from the restaurant. Many thanks to all who made the night so great, especially Daana and the mentoring kids!