The fact is that hunger is perhaps the most compelling moral and political problem that
todays youth will have to face as the leaders of tomorrow.
As part of their education, students should learn the facts about world
hunger and what they as individuals, and as citizens of their communities and nations, can
do to end it. A good way to begin is to participate in World Food Day, observed each year
on 16 October. Coinciding with the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the United Nations, World Food Day aims to make the public more aware of
the nature and gravity of the world food problem. It also promotes solidarity among people
of all nations in their collective effort to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and poverty
once and for all.
Schools can participate in World Food Day through many
Paying special attention of food and nutrition in school
Holding essay, drawing and other kinds of school contests on food and hunger topics.
Staging workshops and debates on the causes of
hunger and on its solutions.
Publishing special articles in school newspapers.
Visiting farms, agricultural fairs, farmers markets, etc.
Viewing educational films or slide presentations on food issues, or having special
radio and TV programmes prepared by the students themselves.
Learning about local or national organisations involved in the fight against hunger,
and how concerned individuals can help.
Learning about the many challenging careers related to agriculture, food,
technology, economies, rural sociology, etc.
WORLD FOOD DAY-16 OCTOBER
WORLD FOOD DAY-16 OCTOBER is
a reminder of the basic human right to food, without which life itself is meaningless. In
a world in which so many people go hungry, World Food Day helps put priorities in the