Over 160 Grade 10 learners from all across the Cape Town converged at the Tutu-4-1 Youth Summit held at the future site of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre next to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
On the final day of the three day series of workshops on topics such as social media, peace, diversity and our planet, students focused on the topic: Can food change history?
Students were given a short interactive talked by Stop Hunger Now SA's David Jacobs on the role food played in the French Revolution, and how the "right to access food" became one of the cornerstones of the beginnings of the democracy in France, and later the world (including our nation's own Constitution).
Not content with mere words though, learners put the talk into action by packaging over 8640 meals for the next generation of youth, children from under-resourced pre-schools kids in the Cape Town Metro.
After the event, learners took to social media sites to share their experiences:
"I would like to thank Stop Hunger Now for giving me the oppurtunity to be part of feeding 8640 people" remarked Benjamin Grant on Facebook. "Truly an incredible experience. I'm sure all the other kids at Tutu-4-1 can agree with me. "