Rice Day at Lawn school
With the help of the students, staff and community, Rice Day was met Wednesday with great success at Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn.
Rice Day is a fundraising activity created by Two Villages, with the intent of engaging members of the school and the community in eating a simple bowl of rice for lunch.
The activity helps raise awareness of some of the world’s struggles with food supply issues, and helps recognize the role of this food as a staple for half of the world’s population.
Fifty schools and thousands of children throughout the province participated in Rice Day this year. Students stayed in school for their lunch and were fed a simple bowl of rice, while donating money to this year’s project – the ‘ Young Farmer Scouts’ of Timor Leste, small island country near Australia.
Troy Mitchell, co-founder of Two Villages, remarked “ Young student leaders have demonstrated a keen awareness of global issues. We are so impressed with the many activities which occur throughout the province each year.”
The project is the fifth for the notfor-profit, Clarenville-based organization Two Villages. Two Villages has partnered this year with USC Canada to support young farmers in Timor Leste.
The project will support sustainable farming in rural communities, keeping young people close to home and out of city slums.
For further information on Rice Day, and Two Villages, visit ‘www.twovillages.org’.
Students at Holy Name of Mary Academy participate in the province-wide Two Villages project – ‘Rice Day’, held last Wednesday. Photo Submitted