EMR High School joins the global movement to end hunger
The staff and students of Eight Mile Rock High School held a special Assembly on Monday, October 15 to acknowledge WORLD FOOD DAY under the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives Key to Feeding the World."
This day was first proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O). It marks the date of the founding of F.A.O. in 1945.
World Food Day was established to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
In 1980, The General Assembly endorsed observance of the Day in consideration of the fact that "food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity"
The staff and students joined the global movement to end hunger and be a part of the solution and take action in the school and wider community with others around the world to eradicate hunger.
The staff and students have all pledged to start a garden growing fruits and vegetables. Also, many have pledged to bring a canned good to feed the needy in the community. We have decided that we can end hunger but it takes all of us to be helpful, kind and productive.
Herbert Marshall Senior Education Officer for Science with the Ministry of Education was the guest speaker and he expressed his delight with the schools' effort.
He endorsed the idea of students starting a garden or at least planting something that can be consumed.
He said as Bahamians unlike our Caribbean brothers and sisters we have strayed away from the idea of back yard gardens.
The event according to principal Ivan Butler, was a great success and he is pleased with the efforts of Everlin Chambers (Family and Consumer Science Coordinator); William Harris (Agricultural Teacher) and the World Food Day Committee at Eight Mile Rock High School.
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