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Morris is Changing the World Through Social Media

Published on 12 September 2011
Morris, our very first online intern, has been hard at work all month engaging his social network in the fight against hunger. 
 
Here’s a little more about Morris to help you get to know him.
 
Are you interested in being an Online Intern too?  Click here to find out more.
 

Q: Where are you from?

A: I live in London, but I am originally from Sierra Leone.

 

Q: What university do you attend?

A: I attend to Kingston University London.

 

Q: What are you studying?

A: I am studying international relations with a minor in television broadcasting and new media.

 

Q: What do you want to do when you “grow up”?

A: I hope to earn a masters or PhD specialising in global governance, African studies and diplomacy, focusing on food security issues.

 

Q: Why did you want to apply to be an Online Intern?

A: This is a very progressive programme for WFP – I like the idea of the programme in an era where we have the internet as a tool that enables us to share knowledge and empower others around the world. The increasing interconnected world we are inheriting makes this program a solid step in the right direction – solid because it gives young people from every corner of the world the opportunity to get involved and play a part in their communities and societies to end hunger. I applied because I could benefit a log from the programme as a new media student and contribute to its evolution into something great for the future. I would recommend it to any student thinking about doing it as something innovative that allows you to be creative. It is one click away so it should never face the delete button.

 

Q: Why are you interested in WFP and the work we do around the world?

A: I am from a country where we spent our childhoods growing up in conflict. We had to grow up fast and in tune with our world – WFP was one of the organisations that gave us the best chances at a fruitful life in such difficult times by making sure we had food to eat in our schools through the school meals programme.

When I started at university I saw an opportunity for me to do something at my university for WFP by signing up to become a student activist. Since signing up I have organised and worked on over 10 fundraising and awareness campaigns for a range of projects, appeals and programmes run by WFP.

I was inspired partly by the difference they made to me and my friends in primary school and the fact that I am a student in international relations with an interest in international issues, and progressive and sustainable development in Africa.

 

Follow Morris on Twitter @MorrisMarah and stay tuned to find out how Morris engaged his social network offline during his online internship to help spread the word about WFP.

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