“Our World, Our Climate, Our Food”
Local action for a global challenge, growing together in a changing climate "Our World, Our Climate, Our Food" is a joint FAO and WAGGGS worldwide initiative that aims to raise awareness among children and young people of the issues of climate change and food security, with the purpose of encouraging them to take action against changing climate and hunger in the world. Designed as an educational project, it entails the development of an illustrated publication for young people, an activity guide for teachers and youth leaders, a set of resources and action packs, international competitions and an activity Challenge Badge to get youths involved in their local communities. Activities and resources are then distributed to the 10 million WAGGGS members in 145 countries.
Everyone agrees that something needs to be done, start shaping a more positive future!
Climate Change and Food Security Challenge Badge
Many people around the world are already being affected by climate change, especially in regards to access to food and water. The Climate Change and Food Security Challenge Badge helps raise awareness of how our everyday activities contribute to climate change and how many people are not able to eat healthy food in adequate quantity, quality and variety, resulting in hunger and malnutrition.
The badge curriculum contains activities for children and youth from 5 to 20 years of age and is divided into three categories: Our Climate, Our Food and Our World. Each category contains a selection of activities and projects children and youth can carry out to learn more about weather and climate and food and consumer choices. By carrying out these activities young people will be encouraged to take action against global warming, environmental degradation and hunger in the world.
On the completion of the badge youths can be awarded a certificate and cloth badge (which can be placed sown on Guide and Scout uniforms).
Speak up and take action! You have an important role to play on achieving a world free from hunger and malnutrition.
Resource and Activity Guide
A resource and activity guide is being put together which contains materials and ideas for teachers and youth leaders to use with their group. The activities are divided into 3 categories: “Our Climate”, “Our Food” or “Our World”. These are the same categories as the challenge badge (link), making it easier to combine and use the resources together.
Booklet will be available in April.
Children and youth have the strength and the ideals to make the world a better place for themselves and for future generations.
The Right to Food: A Window on the World
Many people around the world never get enough of the foods they require to meet their nutritional needs, they are hungry and malnourished. The Right to Food: A Window on the World is a set of two books about the right of every human being to be free from hunger ; one for children and youth and one for teachers or youth leaders. The materials aim to help young people understand that all members of society have the responsibility to respect, protect and promote the right of every human being to lead a healthy and happy life.
The cartoon story book helps children and youth understand that having adequate food is a basic human right for all people and encourages them to take action against hunger in their communities and in the world. The book tells eight separate stories, set in different countries and cultural settings, that illustrate how people in every country can work together to overcome similar problems of food insecurity. All of the stories are about making sure that all people, no matter what their cultural, economic or social situation, can get the food they need to lead active lives.
The Resource and Activity Guide to the cartoon book is designed for teachers and leaders to help explore the key issues of the right to food. The Guide provides simple teaching tools to make learning interesting and fun, suggests activities to carry out and provides additional information for teachers or youth leaders to use when helping others learn about hunger, food security and the right to food.
Web link: www.feedingminds.org/cartoon/rtf_en.htm
Join forces with us and take action in your lives and your communities to fulfill the right to food for all.