Students in Nord Anglia Education schools around the world have risen to the challenge to find innovative solutions to combat world hunger. As part of a yearlong project to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, students have started implementing plans to counter the rise of world hunger.
Using the World’s Largest Lesson, a teaching and learning initiative co-led by UNICEF, students over the last nine months have raised awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have taken action on Goal 2: eradicating world hunger. Students from 46 Nord Anglia Education schools across the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Asia submitted their proposals for Goals 2 and 3, eradicating world hunger and promoting health and wellbeing respectively. The following winners were announced on Monday, October 16 to mark the significance of World Food Day, which promotes worldwide awareness for those who suffer from hunger and action to ensure food security for all. Chosen by a panel of representatives from UNICEF, the following schools received recognition for their inventive ideas.
At The Village School in Houston, Texas, students Aanya Bhandari and Rahul Agarwal, both age 16, executed a complex plan to battle malnourished infants in India. Using their professional networks, the two students have designed the Viking BioBox which contains seeds, vitamins, nutrients and a 3D-printed plate to help individuals in India who are acutely malnourished. The BioBox will be piloted in India’s most impoverished neighborhoods with 30 to 50 boxes and evaluated to provide a replicable, scalable and sustainable solution.
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, students at Northbridge International School Cambodia, a Nord Anglia Education school, have developed an apparatus to help with sustainable farming to grow multiple crops suitable for the region. The design will be developed further this academic year and sent out to local farmers to test.
“When traveling to India, it is hard to ignore the wealth disparity and prevalent malnutrition. You see the prominent issues when you view side by side those who suffer from both poverty and severe undernourishment along with those who are very well off. This cause hits home to us, and we are determined to develop an appropriate action plan to combat this problem,” said Rahul Agarwal.