Students Blog

Communities Nourishing Communities: We Call It Progress

Imagine if the meal you ate for lunch every day at school was made from ingredients grown only a few kilometres away. That’s the reality for Mebrat and Bizunesh, students at Harifa Chafa Primary School in Ethiopia. Their nutritious WFP school meals – a porridge made of bean and maize flour, vegetable oil, and salt – don’t just give them the energy to succeed in the classroom: most of the food is grown by farmers in their community through WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme.

Post date: 04/03/2013 - 15:10

One Romanian Student Brings Hunger Into Focus In Her Community

Meet Eliza. She’s a high school student in Romania who until recently had never learned about hunger or its scope and seriousness in the world. Then, she dove into learning about food security for a film contest – and now there’s no turning back. Here’s her story of how creating the film inspired her to become an advocate in the fight against hunger.

Post date: 03/06/2013 - 19:17

For This High School Student, Solving Hunger Transformed From An Extracurricular Activity to A Personal Mission

Trina Sarkar, a student in California, originally joined her high school’s WFP club out of friendship: her friend was the founding President and looking for new members. Then, she witnessed hunger and poverty first-hand during a family trip to India and became determined to make a difference. Now, as president of the school’s WFP club, she has the opportunity to share with her classmates how students can solve hunger and change the future. Here’s her story in her own words.

Post date: 01/16/2013 - 11:15

How WFP Students Took On Hunger In 2012

This year, you took on hunger. You inspired your peers to care, dreamed up creative fundraisers to help hungry people, and boned up on trivia to raise rice on You showed us how your bright future begins by ensuring a bright future for others -- and a better world for all of us.


Post date: 01/15/2013 - 12:49