3 Communities Ekpri Nsukara, Anua, Idu Uruan | 156 Families | 3 Smiles
Achieving Global Goal 2
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
“The right to food is not a right to be fed, but primarily a right to feed oneself with dignity” (United Nations Human Rights, 2010, p. 3)
Sadly, we noted that in the seasons of ‘joy’ very little joy rests on the shoulders of the rural dwellers. They savour the aroma from our roofs and sleep with a rumble in their booths.
People living in poverty cannot afford nutritious food for themselves and their families in the seasons where the affluent can. This makes them weaker and less able to earn the money that would help them escape poverty and hunger. This is not just a day-to-day problem: when children are chronically malnourished, or ‘stunted’, it can affect their future income, condemning them to a life of poverty and hunger.
In recent months, the price of food products has been very unstable. Roller-coaster food prices make it difficult for the poorest people to access nutritious food consistently. The poor need access to adequate food all year round. Price spikes may temporarily put food out of reach, which can have lasting consequences for small children. When prices rise, consumers often shift to cheaper, less-nutritious foods, heightening the risks of micro-nutrient deficiencies and other forms of malnutrition.
If we can feed them, then we certainly can lead them. If they are healthy, they will be willing to get education. If they know you care, they will listen to what you have to share. The children ignored today, are the pillars of society tomorrow. When we give them a voice, we give them some strength.
This Christmas, as we get set to kick off our Education For Sustainable Development of Uyo #E4SD project. We decided to visit the rural areas and shape. We asked people that as they ate a meal in our economies trying times, they should give one meal too to those who did not have the opportunity to get a meal for themselves.
We are grateful to all the people who did!!
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Franklin D. Roosevelt