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Presented by LAJ Philippines-LEGO, the UNICEF Children’s Ball was created to bring awareness to the plight of children with disabilities and help raise P40 million to build four Centers for Children with Disabilities in major cities in the Philippines. Each center costs PHP10 million and will offer complete services such as diagnosis, assistive devices, counseling and therapy.

Click here and help us reach our goal of P40 million to build the four centers for children with disabilities.


About the ball

March 4, 2017, Makati City, Philippines – the best female chefs in Asia joined forces with LAJ Philippines-LEGO and UNICEF to create an unforgettable dining experience to help children with disabilities.

The highlight of the ball was a four-course dinner menu created by four Asia’s Best Female Chef awardees: Bo Songvisava of Bo.lan from Thailand, Lanshu Chen of Taiwan’s Le Moût, Vicky Lau of Hong Kong’s Michelin-recognized Tate Dining Room & Bar and the Philippines’ own Margarita Forés of Grace Park. Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017 May Chow of Little Bao, Hong Kong also pitched in to help her fellow chefs make the dinner all the more special.

Bo Songvisava (Asia’s Best Female Chef 2013) of Bo.lan is a purveyor of Thailand’s slow food movement. Working in close contact with local farmers, her constantly changing menu illustrates her advocacy for the use of bio-diversified produce.

Lanshu Chen (Asia's Best Female Chef 2014) opened up Le Moût, a gastronomic love letter to her Taiwanese roots and her fondness for French cuisine. Here, Chen puts a premium on the changing seasons, and the gifts that each time brings.

Vicky Lau (Asia's Best Female Chef 2015) is the chef behind the now-Michelin recognized Tate Dining Room & Bar, which fuses French and Asian cuisines. Never one to lose sight of her creative beginnings, Vicky is famous for creating verses of edible poetry through her meals, meticulously detailing the interplay between flavors, textures and aroma.

Margarita Forés (Asia's Best Female Chef 2016) of Grace Park champions the local farm-to-table movement, through her constant interaction with farmers across various Philippine regions. Her love affair with the Philippines is evident in each creative dish she puts on the table.

With performances from UNICEF National Ambassador Gary Valenciano and the PAREF Woodrose school chorale, the event was also graced by UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña-Paez and UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis.

To donate to the National Centers for Children with Disabilities, please click here. To know more about the program and how you can help, please contact Maida Salcedo at or +63 917 8742408.





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