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A Passion For Food And Social Media Inspire February’s Online Intern: Jude From Belgium

What do you want to be when you "grow up"?
Food is one of the most basic necessities we need to grow. Food is life; a lack of it creates the very worst things one could think of -- including war. As I’ve grown up, my passion for food -- and helping people get access to good food –led me to studying sustainable food development. I first pursued an undergraduate degree in the veterinary sciences and now I am working on a Master’s in food technology. I study how food technology is working in different parts of the world to build sustainable food development and security for the most vulnerable. With all this training , I would like to be an international advocate in the fight against hunger.

What motivated you to be an online intern?
I was motivated by the idea of lending a helping hand to create awareness and boost the work of WFP around the world.  I was also excited by the opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues of hunger with a broader network.

What inspires you to get involved in the fight against hunger?
I’m inspired by that feeling of fulfilment, knowing I’ve done something good by touching a life and that I’ve put a smile on a person’s face -- even from very far away. I don’t want to miss the opportunity to get involved.

Why are you interested in WFP and the work we do around the world?
WFP is a humanitarian organisation with a powerful mission and vision I share. I’ve come to understand the impact of hunger in the world and the disastrous – but avoidable – consequences it leads to.  Motivated to do my part, I’ve discussed with colleagues how to end world hunger and played and learned on Freerice.com. A little goes a long way to make the world a better place to live.

What do you hope to accomplish this month?
This month, I hope to build awareness generally, but especially amongst students by interacting with them on issues of hunger and food security. I’d like to engage a broader WFP Students network in the fight against hunger and the effort to have food for all.