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World at Lunch at Dulwich Shanghai

December, 2009
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To raise awareness of child hunger and the disparity between the Developed World and Third World countries, the Senior School students and staff at Dulwich College Shanghai organized a ‘World at Lunch’ event on campus.

dcsh-lunch-sStudents paid RMB20 each and drew strings to determine where and what they would eat. Reflecting the way the world eats, 75 percent ate watery rice and vegetables off a banana leaf, seated on the ground outdoors in a makeshift slum (the Senior School Courtyard). 20 Percent had chicken and rice on a plate with a fork in the canteen, with seating but no tables. The world’s elite – 5 percent – dined at tables and were served a meal of burgers, chips and ice cream by tuxedoed waiters. Poignantly, every six seconds a gong sounded, indicating that a child had just died of hunger. The 5,292.20 Yuan raised was donated to feed children in Sichuan via the Jo Charles Foundation.

Students commented on how real this made the situation and how it had empowered them to make more of a difference.

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