Sekolah Ciputra makes a big difference to 50 Families in need on World Food Day
The High School students efforts in relation to World Food Day on the 16th October culminated in a very large and extremely welcome delivery of 50 boxes of staple food items to a community project in Benowo, whom house individuals and families who have suffered from leprosy and the stigma surrounding it.
High School students during September, managed to bring into school a staggering amount of staple food items, including 40 pouches of oil; 54 packs of salt; 66 packs of sugar; 124 bottles of soy sauce; 301 packs of noodles; 71 5kg bags of rice and 68 tins of corned beef. All of these items were then sorted and packed into 50 boxes by Grade 11 CAS volunteer students in readiness for dispatch. One of these students, Davina Faith Hadinyoto remarked when packing the food items ‘It is quite exhausting work, but it also satisfying to see everyone working together and this is honestly the least we can do to help families in need’.
On World Food day itself, the locally based food waste social enterprise, Garda Pangan visited the school to collect the food boxes and along with the Grade 12 students spent the afternoon out in the community making deliveries to the 50 families in need.
The experience was an eye opener for a number of those students. Edgar Wangsadirdja commented ‘Leprosy has been seen under a harsh and cruel light by society, even ex lepers are often shunned and looked down upon. I hope that our activity will educate others, just like how it did us the importance of giving, and how you can give people more than just materialistic gifts, but also hope’.
Dedhy Bharoto Trunoyudho from Garda Pangan, commented ‘We have worked with Sekolah Ciputra for two years now and we have always been very impressed by the school, who let the students have direct interaction with the people in need’.
World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated each year on 16th October to promote ‘worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar’. Source: Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations,
Assistant DP Co-ordinator, Head of Faculty for Humanities and Business Teacher