Moved by one student’s story of hope in a slum of Nairobi, Kenya, students at the ACS Egham International School outside of London joined together to fight hunger this World Food Day October 16th by raising money for the World Food Programme (WFP). Encouraging classmates and the community to fill cups with change, they raised over £300 (US$481) to help fund WFP school lunches for young people around the world.
As part of the campaign students took part in a special lesson on global hunger and poverty that featured Molly, a young girl who lives in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya – one of the poorest places in the world.
This lesson enabled students to further develop their understanding of world hunger and poverty, and the work of WFP providing school meals to 26 million children around the world.
The activities were organised with the help of four students- Samantha Clarke, Charlotte De Fraye, Tessa Smulders and Molly Kelly Lewis. These students helped rally the whole school around the day by creating and putting up posters and collecting donations.
Cary Hart, a teacher and main organiser of the campaign at ACS Egham said:
“As an international school it is especially important to us that we instill our students with an understanding of global issues, like poverty, hunger and injustice, and the opportunities we all have to make a positive difference in the world. I’m thrilled we raised so much thanks to the support of the whole school community who got behind the campaign.”