In South Florida, college students are organizing campus events to commemorate World Food Day in partnership with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor. “Throughout the world there are people that are not as fortunate as we are,” said Pratima Ramdeo, Broward College (BC) North’s Caribbean Student Assoc. President.
The goal of the All-Nighter program is to encourage students nationwide to host events on their campuses to increase awareness about malnutrition and to fund self-sustaining solutions to poverty – such as tilapia ponds and animal husbandry projects – to alleviate hunger in developing countries.
On October 25th, BC South Campus hosted a campus event selling traditional foods from Latin America in support of destitute families in Guatemala. “I am eager to work with this organization to help raise funds for Guatemala through All-Nighters for the Poor,” said Javonia Robinson, a freshman majoring in public relations at BC’s South Campus. “No matter how different our geographic regions or cultures, we all affect one another in a major way.”
Upcoming All-Nighter events will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, at BC North Campus and will be hosted by the Caribbean Student Association (CSA). At the University of Miami (UM), on Thursday, Nov. 15, and will be hosted by the CSA and the Butler Center for Volunteer Services and Leadership Development. “We believe that participation in the All-Nighter is important; helping others is vital to the progress of the world. Caribbean people are about uniting as one and taking care of one another, no matter who they are or where they’re from,” said Lynsey Ward, UM CSA Director of Philanthropy.
To support any of these schools and student groups in their passion for the poor and their efforts to provide self-sustaining solutions to help break the cycle of poverty, please select a campus below and donate today.
To get involved, students are encouraged to promote these campus events via social networking sites, and/or to register their student group online at www.AllNighterForThePoor.org
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