Margarita Ruiz, the State Coordinator for Chiapas for The Hunger Project-Mexico, was awarded the "State Prize for Youth" from the state of Chiapas. Margarita was cited for her work in community mobilization and received the award on December 14, 2009.
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A.K Manik is part of our Youth Ending Hunger program in Bangladesh. He has established a library in his village, which is actively used by community members and students. Manik also started a literacy center to teach basic literacy and numeracy to villagers.
On December 1, 2009, The Hunger Project-Uganda commemorated World AIDS Day at the Kiboga District's main playground. Over 500 people participated in the event, and the Kiboga Resident District Commissioner was the guest of honor.
A workshop with THP-Peru partner organization, Chirapaq, inspired Ashaninka to transform her life. It changed her ideas about the role women could play in her society. Today, she is happier, more empowered within her family and a leader in her commuinity.
A resilient spirit and a nearby THP epicenter enabled Mary Liwonde to move forward after the death of her son. Today, she enjoys financial security, renewed hope for the future and national recognition for her work.
World AIDS Day 2009 is being commemorated under the theme of "Universal Access and Human Rights." The Hunger Project's integrated development approach, which includes our response to HIV/AIDS, is based on a fundamental regard for human rights. To date, 880,000 people have taken our HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality Workshop.
Young volunteers from all over Bangladesh came together near Dhaka in November to take part in a leadership training, planned by the British Council. They developed the tools to inspire action in their communities and gain a new awareness of the importance of citizenship.