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.
While studying in India and Africa, our July online intern Cathy saw first-hand how cross-cultural conversation is the critical link to successful community development programs abroad. Returning home, she turned to online hangouts like Google+ to root her advocacy in conversation with the people she was inspired to help. Here’s her story.
Designers, catwalk and playlist? Check, check and check. A team of students at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom dreamed up a creative way to turn the spotlight on hunger on their campus: a fashion show. With a theme of “Where the East Meets the West,” the students designed the fashion show to forge connections between the East and the West using fashion and music – and to show that hunger knows no boundaries. Ismini Petrides, a student at the University of Bath and one of the event’s organisers, gives her behind-the-scenes take on what goes into making a campus event on hunger really shine.