Havana, Cuba, Mar 26.- The Cuban chapter of the World Food Program (WFP) called a contest to bring the children closer to agriculture as an invaluable, necessary source of nutrients.
The “WFP in Action” contest encourages love for food-producing land, which is a priority of the UN body.
This initiative is part of activities on occasion of the declaration of year 2014 as World Family Agriculture Year to increase the children’s awareness about the role of agriculture in the global eradication of hunger.
“In this way, the children not only know how nutritious foods coming from the land are, but they can also express themselves artistically,” said Laura Melo, WFP representative in Cuba.
In fact, the WFP office in Havana is decorated with several works from previous contests made with paintbrushes, plasticine, DIY, textile patches and other techniques.
The winning works every year take part later in an international contest on School Lunch; therefore the works of Cuban children can be seen in WFP offices or in postcards and calendars with their colorful, educational message worldwide.
For this contest, the WFP is working in coordination with authorities of the Cuban Fine Arts Museum and cultural houses. (Prensa Latina)