SOS officially began in 2004 at Wilfrid Laurier University as a student club delivering free peer-to-peer tutoring support within the business and computing department. As the group gained momentum, so too did our founders’ aspirations. Soon they began applying the philosophy of ‘students helping students’ globally, by raising funds through the sessions to support third-party organizations focused on international access to education. This unique social enterprise model ‘Raising Marks, Raising Money, Raising Roofs’ even led to SOS winning the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In 2008, SOS became a nationally registered charity and expanded to new Chapters, we began working directly with global education NGOs in Latin America to fund the development of basic school infrastructure and provide volunteer support through Outreach Trips.
In 2018, as we celebrated our 10-year anniversary as a national organization, we shifted focus from the construction of education facilities to the quality of learning happening within classrooms. This included the launch of our Guatemala Groundswell program in 2020 and the development of new Culture Connect programs.
A Taste of Latin America", is the first SOS-made cookbook. ALL proceeds will support communities in Latin America to access Quality Education.
Why is this cookbook special?
1. 100% of the proceeds support education and gender equality programs like Guatemala Groundswell in Latin America
2. This book is filled with more than just recipes, it's filled with personal stories, history, culture, and tons of pictures! (Many recipes in this book have been contributed by families in our partner communities in Latin America as well as SOS volunteers and other friends and family with a connection to Latin American Cuisine).
3. Physical orders and shipment will ONLY be available in Canada & it comes with access to a digital copy for maximum versatility!
4. The power of Food: Explore the recipes and stories in this book, share them with your friends and family, and explore the power food has to bring people together and spark conversations.
Which charity type will benefit from the purchase of this item? Check out our Partners’ Page to view all organizations and the causes they support.
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