The KHDA #8WeekStreak Challenge at ICCA Dubai


An initiative for school kids to experience the exciting world of Culinary Arts

The #8WeekStreak Challenge, an initiative by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai, encouraging the participation of school students from various schools in Dubai to challenge themselves and learn a new skill each week during the summer break. 

The challenge themed around the ‘Five Ways of Wellbeing: Give, Be Active, Keep Learning, Connect and Take Notice’, focused on activities that were organized every week at different locations around the city of Dubai, with the final challenge in culinary being hosted by the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai on the 28th of August, 2019.  


The culinary experience session at the ICCA Dubai saw the students hands-on cook  and prepare a grand buffet under the guidance of ICCA Chef Instructors, Maia Tsakanova, Vinod Radhakrishnan and Edward Clegg.

“It was a first-hand experience for the kids and I believe will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Some of them might even pursue Culinary Arts as a career. ’’, said Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General, KHDA, who had specially accompanied the kids for the experience. 

“We are extremely glad to be part of the #8WeekStreak initiative, and to provide the younger generation with an opportunity to explore the world of Culinary Arts, helping them tap into their interests and career options for the future’’, said Mr. Sunjeh Raja, Director & CEO, ICCA Dubai. 




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