Schools in Action Blog


What happens when students in Canada sit down to a meal of rice and lentils to learn about hunger? They realize little actions add up to real hunger solutions when they work together to make a difference.

What if buying your daily lunch ensured that a student across the globe also received a nutritious school meal?  Welcome to a school in London where students are putting compassion on the lunch menu.

For the month of November, Canadian schools battled it out for the Canadian Freerice School Challenge organized by the World Food Programme and our Canadian Ambassador against hunger and CBC Television presenter, George Stroumboulopoulos.

On September 20, 2011, students from Bladins International School in Malmö, Sweden, gave one hour of their day to fundraise – and run – for the Horn of Africa. Together, 380 children between the ages of 5 and 16 ran an astonishing 1802 kilometers and raised almost 1800 USD through sponsorships from family and friends. The funds will go to support the WFP’s work in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia and help children who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the region.