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Thursday, 27 November 2014

BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.


 There are 1.02 billion undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nearly six people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to the health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
So what can be done? By taking action to raise awareness, everybody can make a difference. Walk the World is aimed at doing just that.Hunger affects populations both globally and domestically. Students should be aware of the obstacles to food security and good levels of nutrition that many people face every day. Encouraging students to find solutions to these problems heightens their awareness of the issues, and enables them to realize that members of a community can help each other in concrete ways. This activity engages participants in creative problem solving though a time-limited process of generating solutions to different hunger-related problems. Small groups of students circulate around the room and write down solutions to each of the hunger obstacles.
 While people are hungry, all other development activities are thwarted. The hungry can concentrate little other than their next meal. Hungry mothers give birth to hungry children, who, if they live long enough, grow into hungry adults.Where does our food come from? And more importantly, why does it travel so far to reach us? This activity illustrates the interdependency of our global food system, and encourages critical thought and reflection. A trip to the supermarket is often a voyage around the world!
Students will create a mock United Nations conference where they will address the issue of child malnutition and how it relates to children’s rights, based on study the Millennium Development Goals, and of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
 Students will discover the impact oWFP School Feeding Programmes have on children and youth in developing countries by comparing attendance records of these schools before and after implementation. Studetns will then reflect upon ways in which School Feeding addresses children's rights with reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.Fighting Hunger the Rights Way is designed to coincide with prescribed learning outcomes for English, math, science and social studies in grades 4-6 and 7-9. This format provides teachers the opportunity to teach about children’s rights and world malnutrition while also covering learning outcomes.