Empowering the youth to end child hunger through ‘Until There is ENOUGH’

The Philippines has long been facing issues of malnutrition and food insecurity. In a 2021 survey by the Food Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, about three out of 10 Filipino households experience moderate to severe insecurity, which can have serious health consequences for children, including stunted growth or being too short for their age.

To raise awareness on this issue and encourage more involvement in helping children, World Vision recently held the Until There is ENOUGH: Empowering the Youth to End Child Hunger and Malnutrition event at National University Fairview as part of its ENOUGH Campaign.

The ENOUGH Campaign is a collective effort of the World Vision partnership to end child hunger and malnutrition worldwide. The campaign envisions every child enjoying enough nourishing food so they can thrive and reach their full potential.

In partnership with AISEC, Christian Educators Network under the Philippines Council of Evangelical Churches, Association of Christian Schools International, and Homeschool Global, the event gathered students to inspire them to act more for children living under vulnerable circumstances.

World Vision student ambassador Zachi Chua, (right ), and (top photo) World Vision Philippines representatives (backrow, 3rd from left) marketing analytics and business intelligence specialist Mikee Ojano, (backrow, third from right) marketing innovations manager Ces Fernandez, (backrow, 2nd from right) institutional engagement specialist Cyrille Ybanez, and (backrow, rightmost) programme research specialist Kaj Palanca together with AIESEC representatives during World Vision’s Until There is ENOUGH: Empowering the Youth to End Child Hunger and Malnutrition event.).

During the one-day event, students gained valuable insights into malnutrition in the Philippines through the talk of Kaj Palanca, World Vision’s Program Research Specialist from the Strategy Management, Impact and Learning (SMIL) Department.

They were also encouraged to give more through a segment by Ces Fernandez, World Vision’s Business Development Manager, entitled “Joy2Give,” in which she invited students to share more through the organization’s platform and help raise awareness through their social media platforms with posts using the official hashtags #GiveMORE #ActMORE #PrayMORE #ENOUGH #ENOUGHChildHunger with the “Enough” stamps.

The students were also invited to sign their commitment on the “Enough is Enough” wall. After the segments, participants were allowed to tour the school and explore the surrounding booths.

“The Until There is ENOUGH event is a wonderful opportunity to get the youth involved in issues such as malnutrition and food insecurity in the country. We hope that through this event, we can spur something in them to help children and fellow youth dealing with these serious issues,” said Jun Godornes, World Vision Philippines’ interim national director.

To help end child hunger now by donating to the ENOUGH Campaign, visit https://www.worldvision.org.ph/enough/ 

For more updates, visit the World Vision website at https://www.worldvision.org.ph and follow World Vision Philippines’ official social media pages: @worldvisionph on Facebook and Twitter and @worldvisionphl on Instagram.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves everyone regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org.ph.

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