Meet Eliza. She’s a high school student in Romania who until recently had never learned about hunger or its scope and seriousness in the world. Then, she dove into learning about food security for a film contest – and now there’s no turning back. Here’s her story of how creating the film inspired her to become an advocate in the fight against hunger.
Trina Sarkar, a student in California, originally joined her high school’s WFP club out of friendship: her friend was the founding President and looking for new members. Then, she witnessed hunger and poverty first-hand during a family trip to India and became determined to make a difference. Now, as president of the school’s WFP club, she has the opportunity to share with her classmates how students can solve hunger and change the future. Here’s her story in her own words.
This year, you took on hunger. You inspired your peers to care, dreamed up creative fundraisers to help hungry people, and boned up on trivia to raise rice on Freerice.com. You showed us how your bright future begins by ensuring a bright future for others -- and a better world for all of us.
What are your goals for solving hunger in 2013? Meet Kaasinath. He’s a sixth grader in the United States who challenged his classmates to join Freerice and raise one million grains of rice for the hungry by the end of 2012. With smarts and determination, he met that goal - and now he’s aiming even higher for the future. Here’s his advice for students like him raising awareness about hunger for the first time. Read on for some inspiration to kick start your year of solving hunger.