Universities Fighting World Hunger Is Back

By ASIA COLOMBO

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) was dormant for a year, and now for Spring 2015 re-established by degree seekers President Asia Colombo, Vice President Emma Scruggs, and Events Coordinators Clarissa Cecchi and Flavijian Gerasimov.

UFWH is part of an international initiative started in 2004 as partnership between United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Auburn University (US). It was established to support the cause that hunger in the world has to be given importance and tackled. Their mission is to create a learning environment at JCU community to raise awareness and help to those in need.

A banquet will be organized during Spring 2015, in collaboration with the Business Club, where donations will be given to Oxfam an NPO against hunger in the world. Representatives from Oxfam will be coming to introduce the issue of hunger and explain the importance of acting now for those in need.

The Club is also organizing a trip to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome in order to expand the vision of what food security means and how we can in our community at JCU help.

Chronic hunger affects more than 925 million people in the world for causes as armed conflicts, environmental overload (overconsumption by wealthy nations), and discrimination.  If you have a roof on your head and healthy food every day you are luckier than 75 percent of people in the world, even by the simple fact that you are reading this because you received a proper education.

Take action and be part of the solution; change begins with YOU!

UFWH meets every Monday

12:45 pm-1:30 pm

 G.G.1 (Guarini Campus) 

For any information, feedback, or suggestions, email ufwhclub@johncabot.edu.

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