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Nothing Kills Like Hunger
Fundraising is the lifeblood of our organisation and without the generous support from schools all around Ireland, we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do.
Getting your school involved in fundraising not only helps tackle problems such as hunger and malnutrition; it also offers students the chance to deepen their understanding of global humanitarian issues and the sustainable development goals and it helps to foster global citizenship.
The Concern Fast is our biggest school fundraising campaign and is aimed primarily at secondary schools. Students can choose to do the Fast on the national day in November or choose a day that suits them best in the school year. The Fast takes place on 18 November 2021.
Now, students don’t even need to give up food to take part. Our Flexi-Fast gives schools the chance to try something different. For example, you could do a social media blackout, sponsored silence, raffle or even a non-uniform day.
Read on to find out about our exciting National Youth Event: LET'S TACKLE HUNGER FAST! and to register your class for the event.
Register for Fast!
As part of the "Let’s Tackle Series...", and to celebrate the last FAST, Concern is running a special event on November 9th 2021 from 10am to 11:30am. The event will feature Zine making, Concern overseas programme staff and campaigners, and Irish Seed Savers and raise awareness about the UN Food Summit. The event will educate young people about the Food Summit, hunger & conflict, the work of Concern abroad, and ways to tackle hunger, provide opportunities for them to consider global hunger as a pressing issue, consider their values, understand the causes of hunger and understand the connections between Ireland and the Global South.
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I first heard about the fast from my history teacher, Miss FitzGerald and I immediately was interested in taking part!
The Hunger Heroes programme consists of a series of lesson plans, case studies and classroom activities that have been uniquely tailored for senior primary school students (4th to 6th class pupils) around the theme of Hunger.
The activities have been designed so that multi-class teachers and teachers of junior primary students will also be able to find activities suitable for their class. There will be a cross-curricular approach in the pack with activity suggestions covering everything from literacy and numeracy to drama and art.
Use our Teacher’s Packs to learn more about Hunger, Nutrition, and Development and then take action by organising your very own Hunger Hero fundraiser!
You can download the Hunger Heroes Pack and Project Guide here
Hunger Heroes was a fantastic way to engage my students in the complex links between food waste and climate change through fun lesson plans and activities!
Interested in becoming a Hunger Hero?