This is Daisuke. A chemistry student at Yale University in the United States, he was passionate about solving hunger but didn’t know how studies would help him learn how to make a difference. This past summer, he stepped outside of “the insular world of the chemistry lab” to intern at the WFP office in Tokyo. There, he learned about an essay contest for college students hosted by the International Monetary Fund.
All around the world people are coming up with clever ways to fight hunger, in their own lives and for others. For Thomas Debandt, that meant walking 1,000 kilometers from Switzerland to Rome, Italy.
Timothy cares because “we can fix it.” Atule cares because “everyone needs to eat to get strong so their stomach will feel nice.” J.C. cares because “hunger hurts everyone.” More than a simple question, WhyCare? is becoming a student-led movement raising voices around the globe to help solve hunger.
In her old diaries, Trude Bruun put becoming a chef or a fire fighter at the top of her list of dream professions. Her dream was never really to go out and “save the world.” Today, however, the Norwegian is working in Khartoum, Sudan in the middle of what is being described as the biggest and most complex humanitarian operation the World Food Programme (WFP) is involved in. Here’s the story of how she got there.