Today, on 7 June 2009, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe in 24 times zone walk together to raise funds and awareness for United Nations World Food Programme’s work to end child hunger. The event is named ‘Walk the World’, one of the most significant global events against hunger. The WFP walk in Indonesia is also sponsored by the national philanthropy organization Dompet Dhuafa.
WFP’s school feeding programs provide meals to over 20 million children each year, giving them the food and the motivation they need to go to school and build a better future for themselves.
Alternative to ‘Walk the World’ is ‘Walk the Web,’ where each dollar donated on ‘Walk the Web’ counts as a mile walked, with WFP’s target to achieve 25,000 miles walking distance around the world. I am unable to join the walk itself today, so I’ve made a small donation, with a glimmer of hope, that it’ll make a difference in the life of a hungry child.