Shaan Chadha, an 8th grade student from Ridge Academy shares a personal reflection about Action Against Hunger’s educational presentation that launched their 2009 Race Against Hunger.
“To get prepared for the Race Against Hunger, the 7th and 8th graders researched countries where Action Against Hunger has implemented programs to fight malnutrition. The projects helped us learn about the different causes of hunger, and how it affects people. After we had all presented our projects to our classmates, we shared food from the countries we studied. Ironic, yes, but it also gave us an idea about how people from these countries lived. After all of it was done, we felt pretty confident about our knowledge, but we still had a lot to learn.
On March 30th, we had a visitor from Action Against Hunger come to our school. Her name was Barbara McKinnon. She talked to half the school at a time, and really encouraged the younger kids to get excited about the race. She gave them information in a way that they could understand, and answered all their questions. Having her come to our school helped really show what was happening around the world, and how we are going to help. She put a face on the whole crisis, such as showing two starving boys and how Action Against Hunger actually helped them. She only stayed for two hours, but by the time she left we felt like experts.”
Related Blog Posts
We're a Top Nonprofit
Action Against Hunger has been named one of the top nonprofits of 2012 by reviewers at Great Nonprofits!
Join thousands of Action Against Hunger supporters and subscribe now to our monthly newsletter and alerts.
Action Against Hunger is a top nonprofit as rated by BBB, Charity Navigator, and CharityWatch. Support our lifesaving work by making a monthly donation.
Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.