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Youth Outreach Coordinator
HI – My name is Graham Bell. I have been an educator for the last 13 years, teaching at both primary and secondary levels in the UK and in international schools.
Hi, this is Paul Tergat, Kenyan Marathon Champion and Ambassador Against Hunger for World Food Programme. I just wanted to write a quick post to say how much I support the WFP's initiative in creating a website for students and teachers. The problem of global hunger is one which is all too often ignored, yet it is a problem which can be solved - and young people will be the ones to solve it!
By learning about the issues and taking action, we can make a difference. And it's not just about money - we need to raise awareness, and through our actions, make the world sit up and take notice! 59 million schoolchildren go to school hungry , yet it costs just 25 cents per day to make sure that a child receives a nourishing meal at school. I know what a difference School Feeding makes - WFP began a school feeding programme in my village when I was eight years old, and thanks to them I can look back and be proud of what I have been able to achieve both as an athlete and as a human being.
Each of us we have a potential that needs to be unlocked and without proper food kids cannot pursue their dreams.
So - use the site, learn about the issues, but above all - spread the word and get involved! The world's hungry need your help.