Students Blog

"UNiting for Youth": Celebrate International Youth Day with the UN!

On 5 August, it’s all about youth at the UN! To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials will speak directly with young people from around the world.

Post date: 08/02/2013 - 10:11

Meet Pascal from Denmark - WFP Online Intern July 2013

We all have our own reasons for getting involved in solving hunger. Our online intern this month hopes to inspire as many people as possible to join WFP’s work and to do their part to help out. An interest in international development, law and human rights, and a passion for helping those less fortunate motivated him to become a WFP student online intern. Here’s how you can join him. Meet Pascal Pagh from Denmark.

Post date: 08/01/2013 - 15:18

Brit Swims English Channel To Raise Funds for WFP

Vicky Miller took on the challenge of swimming in a relay across the 21-mile English Channel to raise awareness about hunger and funds for WFP. Through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, Vicky has raised nearly £3,000.

Post date: 07/26/2013 - 17:44

Making A Difference On Hunger One Facebook Post At A Time

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.

Post date: 06/20/2013 - 22:06