When Marit Fikke (34) was a little girl in Oslo, Norway she wanted to become a nurse, but today she’s leading the WFP province-office in Sindh in Pakistan. She tells us about hectic days in flood-hit Pakistan, about emergency-operations in 40 degree heat during Ramadan, and about the team spirit that emerges when co-workers work day and night to reach 3.5 million people with over 90,000 tons of food.
As an advocate on hunger issues at her university in the United States, our July online intern Cathy knows that figuring out a way to solve hunger from your campus can be a challenging – and daunting – task. Here she shares with you her favourite resources and tools she uses to be a more effective leader getting her peers involved in the fight against hunger.
Welcome to July! It’s a new month and that means we have a new online intern tapping into her networks to help end hunger and change the world. Meet Cathy from the United States capital of Washington D.C. She’s hoping to start a dialogue that builds a community of students around the globe working to solve hunger.
Jonathan Courtney, a student at Carleton University in Canada, dreamed up an idea that would make it simple for his peers to make a big impact on hunger – and raise incredible awareness in the process.