Youngsters stand up to support World Food Programme’s global movement
Meet 12-year old student activist Naisha Rajani who took a pledge to end food waste, thanks to a platform at a youth-led event which took place at Choithrams Al Wasl Road in Dubai. The teenager was joined by members of a group she heads, called the Beacon Club, which aims to highlight and raise awareness against food waste in the region. The young activists informed store customers that one in nine people go to bed hungry every day, and offered solutions and ideas about how everyone can help improve the situation. Choithrams customers were given advice on sharing food with others, buying smaller portions and using leftovers creatively, as well as statistics on how each small step could help stop food waste.
The thought-provoking moment saw Naisha become Dubai’s answer to Greta Thunberg, supporting global campaigns and willing to speak out. The event was featured across media channels in the region including the Gulf News. Read the full report here.
Choithrams is focused on reducing food waste at its outlets throughout the year, and in 2019 the group recycled 41 tonnes of food waste while donating more than 37 tons of food to the UAE Food Bank.