SDG Compendium: SDG 2 - No Hunger

Follow up SDG 2: Sharing is caring! (Early Years – Year 2)

Read a story: The Door Bell Rang! – Video link below… Ask the children: Imagine you are either Sam or Victoria…… At the start of the story, how many cookies each did you have? When the room was filled with kids, how many cookies each did you have? If you had to be Sam or Victoria in the story, how would you feel? What if more kids came instead of grandma? Would there be enough cookies for everybody? You may end the story with a simple song: Sharing is Caring!

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Follow up SDG 2: Grow your own vegetables at home! (Early Years – Year 2)

Pick a tomato and cut into slices as shown in the video link below. Involve your kids as much as possible keeping an eye out when using the knife! If you manage to have them germinate please do send us a picture! Good luck!

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Follow up SDG 2: Where do vegetables come from? (Early Years – Year 2)

You can buy some vegetables from the greengrocer to prepare a vegetable soup together with your kids. Display the ingredients you intend to use and ask your kids: Where do vegetables come from? Watch this video together to help them understand better….  

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Follow up SDG 2: Yucky! Food you don’t like… (Year 3 – Year 4)

Play this with your siblings/guardians or else call a friend and play this together. Grab a pencil and paper and make a list of the kinds of food you really don’t like. Try to guess what are the items in each other’s list. Ask each other: What’s the face you make when you eat that kind of food? What’s the face you make if you had to eat your favourite food that has gone bad or rotten? Now watch this video What are your reactions now? What if you had gone without food for days and you are provided with a rotten apple? Would you dare take a bite? Luckily we do have other options but others have NO choice.      

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Follow Up SDG 2: Hiding food in plain sight! (Year 3 – Year 4)

Go to this link and get loads of ideas how you can disguise foods that you don’t fancy (but are full of nutrients) into something to die for! Get busy in the kitchen trying to prepare food for each other using the ingredients you don’t like in a secret recipe and then organise a tasting session with all the family members to try and have them guess what you used. Nutrition allergy alert!! This recipe game needs to be organised under the supervision of an adult. Some kids may already be diagnosed with developing an allergic reaction to certain food items. DO NOT use these items in your recipes.

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Follow Up SDG 2: Jigsaw puzzle time! (Year 3 – Year 4)

In various parts of the world children are not so lucky to have such a wide variety of food so they cannot be picky. They are so hungry that they eat everything that is provided. Try to make this jigsaw puzzle. It takes some patience! The photo shows Syrian children in a queue to receive food distributed by aid workers at a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Aleppo. These children are living in a war zone and so food is very scarce.    

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Follow Up SDG 2: Malta at War! (Year 3 – Year 4)

During 1940 up till 1942 Malta played an important part in World War II. Back then Malta was hit by many bombs and there was a great famine.   If possible try to get in touch (call or Skype) with your grandparents or if you’re lucky enough perhaps even your great grandparents to see ask them if they remember anything about the war in Malta. Ask them if they remember about the Victory Kitchen and do some research to see if you can find some pictures of the Maltese people and the kids waiting in line to get their food rations. We’d be very happy if you had to share it with us!

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Follow Up SDG 2: Pests and food security (Year 5 – Year 8)

–        Have you ever watched the animated film Prince of Egypt? Are you familiar with the 10 plagues as narrated in the Bible?

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Follow Up SDG 2: Quiz time! (Year 5 – Year 8)

How much do you know about hunger in the world? Take this quiz to find out! You can also challenge your family members to have a go!

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Follow Up: Card games / Snakes and Ladders!! (Year 5 – Year 8)

–        Download the ppt presentation and read the notes related to each slide. –        Play at leisure with your family to understand better the challenges these small scale farmers have to face each day to survive. –        Print out the card games and snakes and ladders. Enjoy and learn!  

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Follow Up: The rice game! (Year 5 – Year 8)

Watch this video to get an idea of the game concept: Resources you will need: 1kg rice/ a buff per player/ a plate per player/a marker (non-permanent).

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Follow Up: COVID 19 and Hunger – A tale of two realities! (Year 9 – Year 11)

Reality 1: Food and milk being thrown away because the demand is much lower since schools, restaurants and hotels closed due to COVID 19: Watch these videos: Video 1: Why Coronavirus Is Forcing Farmers to Destroy Their Crops Video 2: Farmers dump milk that can’t get to markets              Reality 2: On the other hand according to the 2020 – Global Report on Food Crises – World Food Programme: It is expected that due to lockdowns, economic recession and collapsing of supply chains the number of people in the risk of hunger will be growing from 135 million to 265 million! Have a look at this article: Risk of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 set to almost double acute hunger by end of 2020. To get an idea of the sufferings that people are going through have a look at this situation in India after the lockdown due to Covid-19 was announced: Millions of Indians who have been without work for weeks are facing hunger as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak. – Watch Video 3 So is this right? Is it fair? On one hand you have people throwing away food and milk and some kms away you have people dying of starvation? Comment! Can’t something be done to deliver the food that is being thrown away to these hungry people? Why can’t something be done? Is it true that there are not enough delivery persons? Is that the real problem? What other problems can you forsee? Why can’t the aeroplanes be given special permission to deliver the cargo? Is it true that most food is perishable? That unless refrigerated it will go to waste?

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Follow Up: Food fighting festivals! (Year 9 – Year 11)

Food fighting traditions in Spain and Italy have been going on for years. Watch these videos to watch what happens: Video 1: Thousands gather in Ivrea, Italy to pummel each other with 1.1 million pounds of oranges Video 2: Hundreds Of Tons Of Tomatoes Are Used As Ammo In Spain’s Tomatina Festival Carry out some research about these traditions and how they originated. What is your opinion about these traditions? Should they stay or should they go? Whilst some people in the name of traditions waste so many tonnes of fruit in food fights, 820 million people go to bed with an empty stomach each day. Comment!      

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Follow Up: Solidarity meals Malta – Playing journalist! (Year 9 – Year 11)

In Malta although the COVID-19 pandemic is relatively contained, the people on the risk of poverty is still a reality. Even though the government has introduced several schemes to assist the employers and employees there are still individuals who can’t get a decent meal daily unless assisted by other associations: These people include: Individuals who prior to COVID-19 outbreak already had low income The elderly who live alone and cannot receive any help from their neighbours Parents who have children with severly disability who can no longer use respite services Homeless people Foreigners who lost their job and are not entitled to unemployment benefits or government benefits on rent Those who fear they will not be able to pay rent due to reduced income People who suffer from mental health issues People who are dependent on drugs and cannot attend rehabilitation programmes Children and women who suffer from domestic abuse Luckily a team of volunteers assisted by Caritas Malta are providing individuals with a decent meal each day. They have re-opened the kitchen of the restaurant that had to close because of the measures of social distancing to prepare these solidarity meals. Read this article. Several local councils are also assisting their communities by delivering meals to those in need. Would you consider joining any of these teams of volunteers to provide food? Aren’t you afraid that you might get infected with the virus? Some people are more concerned about being robbed of their dignity other than going without food. To beg for food is something nobody should be doing and yet in different parts of the world many people each day have to beg for food. They have no choice. Imagine you are a journalist and you will be allowed to ask a couple of questions to the Minister in a live broadcast session to investigate if these people in the list above are all  being catered for either by the responsible Ministry or the voluntary associations? Express your concerns by preparing a set of questions. Share them with us and we will try to pass them on to an independent journalist to ask in your name unless you can come up with some other ideas yourself! 

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