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“WFP Walk the World 2024 Yokohama”, a participatory charity event that supports school meals for children in developing countries, will be held! Former Yomiuri Giants Yoshinobu Takahashi also participated.

United Nations WFP
“WFP Walk the World 2024 Yokohama”, a participatory charity event that supports school meals for children in developing countries, will be held! Former Yomiuri Giants Yoshinobu Takahashi also participated. With 4,732 people participating, 4,488,800 yen in donations was collected. We will deliver school meals to approximately 149,000 children in developing countries.
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The certified NPO United Nations WFP Association (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) held “WFP Walk the World 2024 Yokohama” on May 12th (Sunday) at Yokohama Minato Mirai, where 4,732 people walked through Yokohama, one of Japan’s leading international cities. I did.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/9064/409/resize/d9064-409-82b80c6c98f53a07c9de-0.jpg&s3=9064-409-a2ddc9fc0d261455f1d6ac6f6569d3a8-3900×2600.jpg] From left: Mr. Estifanos Afowaki Haile, Mr. Yasuhiro Tsumura, Mr. Yoshinobu Takahashi, Hiroki Ando, ​​Mr. Takeharu Yamanaka (C) JAWFP “WFP Walk the World” is a participatory charity event aimed at eliminating hunger among children in developing countries, and a portion of the participation fee will be donated to WFP’s “School Meal Support.” At the Yokohama venue, which was held for the 17th time this year, 4,488,800 yen in donations was collected and school lunches will be delivered to 149,626 children.
At the beginning of the opening ceremony, WFP Association Chairman Hiroki Ando gave his opening address, saying, “I hope this event will lead to dreams and hopes for children around the world.” Yasuhiro Tsumura, representative of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Japan Office, conveyed the importance of school lunches, saying, “Children who grow up eating and learning school lunches will be responsible for tomorrow’s world.” Yokohama Mayor Takeharu Yamanaka, the sponsor’s representative, said, “I am thrilled that so many people have come together to fight world hunger.I hope that we will work with you right here in Yokohama to bring hope to the children of the world.” I want to do that,” he said emphatically. Estifanos Afowaki Haile, Head of the African Diplomatic Corps in Japan and Ambassador of Eritrea, said, “Conflicts are still occurring in the world, and many refugees are being created.Let’s walk together for peace.” Ta. Former Yomiuri Giants Yoshinobu Takahashi, who was our guest, called on the participants, saying, “Even in the world of sports, food is very important for building the body.Let’s walk energetically and happily for the world from Yokohama.”
At the venue, we held a donation drive for emergency food relief for Palestine. A total of 74,256 yen was raised.
The United Nations WFP provides support that supports many lives, such as the current emergency support for Palestine, and school meal support is an important support that encourages children to become independent. There are 6 years left to achieve the SDGs goals. Although Japan is overflowing with goods and food, resolving the world’s food problem is also a major issue in the SDGs.In addition to “zero hunger,” which is an important issue for us, we also have many closely related themes, and we are trying to achieve that goal. We strive every day to achieve this.
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