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ACS Egham students filling their cups to end starvation

Published Friday 9th of November 2012 01:21:56 PM

Students at ACS Egham International School recently participated in the World Food Program (WFP) �Fill the Cup� campaign, raising over �500 to fund school lunches for young people around the world.

As part of the campaign some students took part in a special lesson on global hunger and poverty that featured Molly, a young girl who lives in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya � one of the poorest places in the world.

Last year ACS Egham students were one of the UK�s biggest contributors to the WFP Freerice competition, and participated in a live web chat question and answer session with Molly. Tuesday�s lesson enabled students to further develop their understanding of world hunger and poverty, and the work of the WFP who provide school meals to 26 million children around the world.

The activities were organised with the help of four students who are taking part in ACS Egham�s upcoming expedition to Kenya, Samantha Clarke, Charlotte De Fraye, Tessa Smulders and Molly Kelly Lewis. These students helped rally the whole school around the day by creating and putting up posters and collecting donations. Due to their hard work and enthusiasm there are plans for the four students to be part of the ACS Egham group who will hand deliver the final cheque to the World Food Program offices.

Cary Hart, a teacher and main organiser of the �Fill your Cup� campaign at ACS Egham commented:

�As an international school it is especially important to us that we instill our students with an understanding of global issues, like poverty, hunger and injustice, and the opportunities we all have to make a positive difference in the world. I�m thrilled we raised so much thanks to the support of the whole school community who got behind the campaign.�
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