We’re bringing the next generation of problem solvers to the table: university students.
Meet Adekemi from the United States. She first learned about WFP through a game of Freerice in her Spanish class – and saw how small actions online can really add up to make a difference. Now she’s a student of public health passionate about making sure everyone has nutritious food on their plate. This month she’s taking on the role of WFP Students online intern to spread the word about how together we can solve hunger. Join her @Ademuyewhat.
During his online internship with WFP Students, Daniel Arukwe Johansen wrote in an op-ed that, “WFP does perhaps the world’s most important job”. When he visited WFP operations in Malawi while studying abroad this past spring, he experienced first-hand the truth of what he’d written. “From refugee camps to primary schools, from climate change to food security, I got to see the breadth of the work WFP and the UN does for some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people”, he said. “It was very exciting, very intense and incredibly motivating”.
As a child Inka Himanen dreamt of going on expeditions to the jungles of the Amazon to explore the exotic wildlife. She never became a wildlife explorer, but she did get to see the jungles of South America. Inka today works as a programme officer for WFP in Colombia, providing food assistance to populations displaced within Colombia by internal conflict. We asked her about her work for WFP in Colombia. Here’s what she had to say.