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 students across Canada went back to school this week, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) announced a C$25 million (US$25.5m) donation to the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide millions of their peers in 12 developing countries with school meals.
Back in July, when BBC World Class launched a new video featuring the WFP school meals programme in Nepal, they hosted a live blog to bring together students from around the world for a vibrant discussion on what inspires them. Students from the school in Nepal featured in the video joined students who also receive WFP meals at Makina Self-Help Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya – along with students from the UK, Ukraine, India, Nepal, and South Africa to discuss how good nutrition helps them achieve their dreams.
Mix together a new online game, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, and a community helping provide school meals to hungry kids around the world and what do you get? A recipe for a fun way to get involved in the fight against hunger that calls for one missing ingredient: your creativity.