Action Against Hunger – Kids Know When It’s Unfair

March 16, 2015

There is plenty to share. Sometimes the biggest teachers are actually the littlest ones. 

We came across this video a few short weeks ago. It was forwarded throughout the KIDOLO office and kept popping back into conversations. Yes, videos and articles are shared frequently here, but this one by Action Against Hunger really pulled at our heart strings. The message is simple and beautiful. Kids share. They don’t know how not to.

Action Against Hunger, an acclaimed global leader in the initiative to end childhood malnutrition, conducted an experiment back in 2011 in Spain (hence the dubbed English in the video) to examine the power of sharing. Twenty children were separated into pairs and were told they would get a snack while they waited for a photo shoot. When the kids were left alone, they lifted their trays to find that only one of them had a sandwich. With a few little giggles and just a moment to realize the situation, every child who had a sandwich before him or her split it in half so that both children had food to eat. The impact is powerful.

In a world that produces more than enough food to feed everyone, 3.5 million children still die from hunger every year. We should learn from children and share, too.

Action Against Hunger/ACF International has been in operation for over 30 years and was the first NGO to address world hunger and malnutrition. Its expertise has created a system that can anticipate when and where acute malnutrition will happen, know how to prevent malnutrition from occurring, and implement affordable and effective treatments to recuperate malnourished infants and children.

By contributing .92 of every dollar donated to the underlying programs, Action Against Hunger truly sees the impact of its efforts. In 2013 alone, 9 million people were able to reap the benefits of the organization’s programs in nutrition & health, food security & livelihood, water, hygiene, & sanitation, and emergency response. Action Against Hunger has programs in over 45 different countries, with a staff of over 5,000 people assisting those who are in the greatest need.

Learn more about how you can get involved here.

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