There are 925 million people in the world who don’t have enough food – that means that 1 in every 7 people go to bed hungry. And, hunger is still the #1 health risk in our world today, killing more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
So what can you do about it? More importantly, what can you as a teacher do about it?
Sixteen students decided to change the world. Their teachers decided they could do it. Find out how Freerice is not only changing the lives of those who receive food--it's transforming the lives of those who play.
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.