Business Breakfast - 20 August 2010
Topic: World Vision 40hr Famine (Kalamunda Hills 40hr Famine Challenge)
Featuring Guest Speaker: Conny Lenneberg (Director of Policy and Programs for World Vision Australia)
- Friday 20 August 2010
- Hartfield Country Club, Forrestfield (Caddyshack Cafe)
- 7.15am for 7.30am start
- Cost: $25 (chamber members) or $35 (non-members)
Tickets avaliable online. Click here to book tickets.
Conny will discuss the Global Food Crisis that is currently affecting over 900 million people in our world, and how we can make a difference within our own community by supporting the Kalamunda Hills 40hr Famine Challenge.
Intervention (including information about the previous 40 Hour Famine Project)
Between 2007-2009 the WVA 40 Hour Famine funded a food security and nutrition program (Hamutuk Hadia Nutrisaun) that worked across three districts in Timor-Leste
The purpose of the project was to decrease malnutrition rates in children through increasing the production of food, improving nutrition practices amongst caregivers and increasing health access.
Mothers in the community with healthy children shared nutrition information and local cooking skills with mothers' who had malnourished children
An evaluation of the project found at least 87% of farmers experienced an increase in production through using improved practices and improved varieties of seed
The nutrition knowledge and behavioral practices of care givers improved so that 77% of children were fed foods from at least three of the four main food groups over a 24 hour period.
Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about how you can get involved with World Vision and help those in need worldwide.
Further information on the 2010 Hills 40hr Famine Challenge is avaliable EVERY SUNDAY at the Kalamunda Farmers Market.
Donna Smyth - Project Administrator
KALAMUNDA HILLS 40HOUR FAMINE CHALLENGE
M: 0408 919 828