The No Hunger Games
08:07 (GMT+2), Tue, 14 August 2012
One in four children in South Africa is underdeveloped or too short for their age, due to malnutrition, while 9% of South African children are underweight. Out of 18 million children in South Africa, 12 still live in poverty, and the country continues to struggle with some of the most basic measures to reduce malnutrition.
The ‘No Hunger Games’ was organised by Save the Children in honour of these children, and aims to highlight the fact that too many South African children are going hungry. “No child should die or grow up with limited opportunities because they can’t get the food they need,” says Neven Hendricks, Chairman of the Board of Save the Children South Africa, an organisation that works with children in Limpopo and the Free State by establishing children’s committees to ensure that children have a voice in issues that affect them.
The No Hunger Games kicked off on 10 August 2012 at the Hope School in Westcliff, Johannesburg, with 14 athletes from as far away as Qwa Qwa in the Free State and Musina in Limpopo participating in the games. The No Hunger Games had a selection of three sporting events focusing on ending child hunger.
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