Try out a non-formal education programme with your group
The Right to Food: A Window on the World
“The Right to Food: A Window on the World” is a cartoon book and activity guide produced by WAGGGS and FAO. It focuses on the right of every human being to be free from hunger and the responsibility of all members of society to respect, protect and promote that right.
The book is easy to read and understand and especially suitable for young people. The illustrations show national differences in culture, lifestyles, food habits and living conditions. They were drawn by Girl Guides and art students from Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
World Thinking Day 2010 activities
The World Thinking Day theme for 2010 was girls worldwide say "together we can end extreme poverty and hunger" and the aim was to raise awareness among everyone about the situation and improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.
FAO/WAGGGS Nutrition Medal
WAGGGS and FAO have jointly created the FAO/WAGGGS Nutrition Medal for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts working on food and nutrition projects. The FAO/WAGGGS Nutrition Medal is presented on World Food Days in recognition of WAGGGS members’ key role in improving nutrition and supporting the FAO’s goal to eradicate hunger and malnutrition for those living in extreme poverty worldwide.
All Member Organizations can apply for a medal under the Award Scheme by demonstrating that it has implemented an outstanding project in the field of food and nutrition improvement and education. You can download the application form for the FAO/WAGGGS Nutrition Medal. You can request the form in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Action Theme (GAT)
WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme (GAT) is girls worldwide say “together we can change our world,” which focuses on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The theme encourages girls, young women and members of all ages to make a personal commitment to change the world around them.
MDG 1 is eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Check out the ‘together we can end extreme poverty and hunger’ activities in the GAT badge curriculum. Find out more about the consequences of extreme poverty and hunger and see what you can do can to raise awareness about the issue in your community.
Food Security and Climate Change Challenge
Earn the FAO and WAGGGS Food Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge, which will teach you about issues of environmental protection and food security and inspire you to be an active part of solving the problem.
WAGGGS and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, with WAGGGS a founding member of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), co-developer of the Our World, Our Food, Our Climate publication and most recently the two have launched the Food Security and Climate Change Challenge badge. In 2010, the international year of biodiversity, WAGGGS and FAO developed their biodiversity educational programme. Funds are available for a number of mini projects on food security and climate change.
Participate in a centenary activity focused on the theme ‘plant, grow, share’. Here are some suggestions for how to get involved:
- Find out about how people in other countries grow their food
- Arrange a celebration using theme of growing and feeding
- Raise awareness about global poverty and hunger to mark the centenary
Centenary celebration day is held on 10 April in 2010, 2011 and 2012. This is the 100th day of the year. We celebrate what Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has achieved through its 100 years of changing lives by planting the seeds of change in the lives of girls and young women. You can continue this strong tradition by getting involved in the centenary celebration days or the Young Women’s World Forums, which will focus on the MDGs.