Meet Vadsana. She works for WFP’s school meals programme in her native Laos, helping ensure that over 152,000 children around the country receive nutritious meals in school. On Sunday July 1st, she represented WFP at the Olympic Torch Relay in the UK, carrying the Flame through the streets of Birmingham as it made its way to London to start the 2012 Olympic Games. Here’s her story of the experience in her own words. Her spirit – and dedication to turning hunger to hope – is true Olympic inspiration. Read on.
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.