School is in full swing, and the year is off to a great start! Just in time for World Food Day on October 16th, WFP is launching an exciting new school campaign, an online forum, and a whole new version of everyone’s favourite: Freerice 2.0! And, we have created a lesson plan to help you teach about some of this year’s major hunger crises.
Ten years ago the largest gathering of world leaders in history decided hunger needed to be eradicated by 2015. This was one of 8 goals based on basic human rights created at the UN Millennium Summit. Today, UN officials are meeting in New York to evaluate the world’s progress toward these goals. The deadline for reaching the MDGs is growing near, and there is still plenty of work to be done.
The viral online quiz game that builds vocabulary while feeding the hungry is in for a major upgrade to make it even more addictive and more fun than the original. Individual and group log-ons make www.freerice.com more useful to both students and teachers …
The current crisis in Pakistan has affected over 17 million people. People have lost their homes, belongings, and are in urgent need of assistance.