Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
Jun 20, 2018 | SDG Goal.
Today, the main concern in the agricultural sector is to provide simultaneously enough food, in quantity and quality, to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and to conserve natural resources for future generations. When we say Food security, we are also talking about the availability and equal distribution of nutritious food.
When healthy food becomes scarce, people shift focus to less nutritious options thereby increasing the risk of an unhealthy lifestyle which can lead to reduced productivity, less immunity and impaired physical and mental development.
Do you know that the average Nigerian family earns N16666 monthly and the average number of daughters in a Nigerian family is 2. The preceding statistic implies that each family would have to spend N540 on sanitary pads for their daughters. This is a luxury that most families in Nigeria cannot afford even as Inflation continues to rise without a corresponding increase in income.
Now why am I saying this? I want to introduce to you the Supporting Her Prime Campaign (SHP), a movement I believe in, which is targeted towards providing teenage girls and female adults with sanitary items necessary for them to live wholesome lives. We are a group of young people who have come together to provide a solution to the problem of unhealthy sanitary practices amongst young girls and inability to afford sanitary items. We aim to solve this problem by providing sanitary pads to ladies who cannot afford them and giving them the right information on menstrual hygiene.
“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” ~Albert Schweitzer
I am a compassion blogger. This among many other reach out activities are things I love to do, tell the world what’s going on and bring the stories to light.
For Compassion International – It’s a mission about love. We love God, and we demonstrate our love and live out our faith by extending care to others.
We offer our programs to the poorest of the poor, to the children in greatest need, without ulterior motive. We devote ourselves to helping children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and race — without imposing any religious obligation or conversion requirement upon them.
The first world countries described as “Developed” often categorize third world countries as “Developing”, however lack of material wealth does not really indicate that a country is deprived. Also a strong economy in a highly developed nation does not mean much especially when a significant percentage of the population is struggling to cross the poverty line and manage vulnerability.
“Sometimes the size of a crisis alone can breed apathy. Large numbers tend to numb and paralyze rather than move people to action. In the midst of the refugee crisis, how can you see the individual? How can you help others do the same?”
As part of the World Help Volunteer and member, it’s a responsibility to write about the challenges people face and bring necessary help their way.
Today’s focus is about the bystander effect, learning to see the individual admist the situation and crowd.
As individuals how can we see the individual despite the situation. For instance a Pakistani who migrates from his home land to your country; what constariants limits you. Would you turn the other cheek? Would you help him, welcome her into your home without being judgemental…..
In a world where terrorism is taking a high toll, how can we empower individuals from terrorist nations, and how can we encourage others to do so.
Marliene gazed down at the floor as she searched for words to describe what she experienced the day ISIS forced her from her home. Nada looked straight ahead and forced a smile. Even still, the words were hard to find.
“Whether it was Sarah claiming she was too old to be used by God or Jeremiah claiming he was too young, God rejected their excuses. – “Don’t say that,” the Lord replied, “for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and take care of you.” (Jeremiah 1:7-8 NLT)
Maybe you’ve believed that you needed a special “call” from God, and you’ve been waiting for some supernatural feeling or experience, but God has already stated his call repeatedly. God doesn’t want to use just some of his people; he wants to use all of his people. We’re all called to be on mission for God. He wants his whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.
Can be a little challenging, yea?
If you want to be like Jesus, you must care about what he cares about most and you must have a heart for the whole world! You can’t be satisfied with just your family and friends coming to Christ. There are over six billion people on earth, and Jesus wants all his lost children found.
The Great Commission is your commission, and doing your part is the secret to living a life of significance. Jesus said, “Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live!”(Mark 8:35 TLB)”