Schools in Action
Schools in Action: the Blog
What happens when students in Canada sit down to a meal of rice and lentils to learn about hunger? They realize little actions add up to real hunger solutions when they work together to make a difference.
What if buying your daily lunch ensured that a student across the globe also received a nutritious school meal? Welcome to a school in London where students are putting compassion on the lunch menu.
For the month of November, Canadian schools battled it out for the Canadian Freerice School Challenge organized by the World Food Programme and our Canadian Ambassador against hunger and CBC Television presenter, George Stroumboulopoulos.
Why should your school get involved?
The UN World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency. WFP fights hunger worldwide, saving lives during emergencies while building a better future for the next generation.
WFP knows that the next generation can end hunger. We need your help as students and teachers to end hunger starting in your schools. In our University Pack you will find everything you need to get your school involved in the fight against hunger. Ensuring that children worldwide have a healthy start in life is not only a worthy goal, it’s in our global interest.
For her final project, our March online intern, Mariana Petrova, invited her own online community to join her in telling the story of a world free from hunger.
“As part of my online internship with WFP, I wanted people to visualize their dreams and express their vision through art. My challenge: ‘Imagine a world without hunger. What does it look like?’ Enthusiasts from all over the globe took part by sharing photos.
The end result is this beautiful video which provides hope and illustrates our aspirations to live in the better world we see in our dreams and imagination.”
Inspired to be the next online intern?Click here!
Watch this video created by Morris Marah, WFP Student Activist and Intern at the London Liaison Office, for a taste of the student activist movement sweeping through UK universities. Whether it is raising funds, awareness, or galvanising support, WFP student activists are spreading the word and joining in the fight against hunger. Find out more about how to become a WFP student activist.