How would you let your school know that hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem? Zara, a high school student in Jamaica, tapped into the tool her classmates were already using to communicate in school and out: social media. With one successful awareness-raising campaign behind her and an ambitious Freerice school event on the horizon, Zara has become a true social media advocate using her posts to power offline action. Here’s her story.
Wherever you see the blue and white WFP logo around the world, these are some of the people nearby making our work happen. The group of WFP staffers featured in this story come to their work with different points of view and life experiences, but they all share this: along the way, a book inspired them to do what they’re doing.
“The coldest March in 125 years” – those are headlines read in newspapers across Europe, including those in Germany. WFP welcomed spring by giving away free seed packets to a local primary school in Berlin.
Imagine if the meal you ate for lunch every day at school was made from ingredients grown only a few kilometres away. That’s the reality for Mebrat and Bizunesh, students at Harifa Chafa Primary School in Ethiopia. Their nutritious WFP school meals – a porridge made of bean and maize flour, vegetable oil, and salt – don’t just give them the energy to succeed in the classroom: most of the food is grown by farmers in their community through WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme.