Every year, the Japan Association for the World Food Programme hosts a competition inviting Japanese people to write and think about the importance of food.
Welcome to a tiny village in Nepal where students sing about the miracles of education because they now have the nourishment to learn. A BBC journalist recently traveled to this village to meet some of the students here who receive a daily WFP meal at school and share their story. This Wednesday, you’ll have the opportunity to meet these singing students with BBC World Class – and hear about how receiving a WFP meal everyday at school helps them dream big for the future.
As school classes across Germany and Austria came together for a friendly Freerice competition, there were many exciting head-to-head races. In the end, the students raised over four million grains of rice to help WFP feed hungry people. One school proved invincible, but the real victory was collective: making an impact in the fight against hunger.
As the youngest person to sail around the world, WFP Youth Representative Jessica Watson knows a thing or two about the incredible feats young people are capable of. It’s no surprise then that she’s back in her home country of Australia empowering students to make a sea change on hunger.