In an ever more globalised world, third millennium schools have the hard task of transforming remote and complex global problems into active learning situations, able to raise the awareness of being world citizens and to give the ability to act responsibly and supportively.
The topic of hunger and malnutrition in the world is a complex multidimensional problem, concerning agriculture and all the sectors of economy and society.
Everyone agrees that the right to food is a fundamental human right, yet hunger and malnutrition seem to be questions beyond our reach, irresolvable, independent of us. So they are ignored or put aside. But education to World Citizenship teaches us that they concern us closely, they can influence our everyday behaviour and the development of our economies, and that each of us has the right to be informed and duty to acquire skills that enable us to make our contribution.
Cesvi has always held schools and universities to be fertile grounds for comparison and discussion on topics of global interest such as the fight against hunger in the world. That’s why it has chosen to count on students, active and responsible citizens of today and tomorrow, and on teachers who are fundamental in the process of empowering the younger generation, in the campaign of Food Right Now.
Our scholastic proposal includes:
EDUCATIONAL KIT “IN CLASS AGAINST HUNGER”
The kit – which proposes six points of view on world hunger and malnutrition – consists of an introductory sheet and some activities that can be followed to stimulate the students’ thoughts and motivate them. Each sheet can become a self-standing lesson plan, or be part of a longer study path. Through recognisable hypertext links, the text proposes multiple suggestions for follow-up.
MEETINGS WITH MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS
Cesvi invites teachers at every level to take part in training meetings on the topic of Food security. The courses are free. The minimum number of participants is 20, all of whom will receive information material.
THE TRIALS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Read the dedicated page.