When I started working for WFP about six months ago, engaging students around the world in the fight against hunger sounded like an incredibly daunting task. However, I’ve been extremely happy with the number of students and teachers who have reached out with interest in helping WFP. On 28 February, I headed to the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at Auburn University in Alabama, US, and the few nerves I still held that engaging students around hunger would be difficult were cast away by the enthusiasm of the Summit attendees.
For students at Busan International Foreign School in South Korea, fighting hunger is important. That’s why, in mid-December, they gathered to raise awareness and money for WFP. Here’s how they did it.
In your city, there might be a community garden where locals can grow crops to bring food home to their families. If not, then your family might visit a market where you purchase produce from local farmers. In the developing countries that are part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme, this same process is occurring for local smallholder farmers.