]LIS pupils join other school children met Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street on June 6 as part of ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign]
By Elham Asaad Buaras
Pupils from London Islamic School (LIS) in East London met Prime Minister, David Cameron, at Downing Street on June 6 as part of ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign which calls for action to tackle world hunger.
Cameron was presented with specially crafted plates from each of the children, representing more than 30,000 plates that have been decorated by school children across England and Wales. The plea came ahead of the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland last month.
Comedian David Williams joined the children, chosen as one of 21 schools, in support of the campaign, to show the Prime Minister that they are calling for action to tackle the global hunger crisis that is responsible for almost half of child deaths every year.
Around the world one in eight people do not have enough food to eat and nearly one in 4 children under the age of 5 are also affected by poor nutrition, leaving them unable to reach their full potential.
Amongst the lucky 100 pupils to make the trip to 10 Downing Street was 11 year-old LIS student Sheikh Hammad Hamidi. He told The Muslim News he will remember the day “for the rest of my life. I hope other young children get the opportunity to do what I have done today. My future generation will always be part of the IF campaign.”
LIS Creative & Aesthetic teacher Mohammad Yaser, added: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our school. It has truly opened our eyes to see other communities playing a great part in such a noble campaign. As Muslims we should be taking a leading role and I saw something different today.”
Over the next period, the IF Campaign is asking G8 leaders to tackle the causes of hunger, all of which are well within the G8’s grasp.