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The Share Experiment
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization which aims to combat malnutrition and ensure water and a secure life for the most vulnerable populations. They seek to eliminate hunger through campaigns of prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition. One of his most recent global campaigns is the share experiment.
Share experiment is a media campaign of awareness
which consists of a video where various pairs of
children sitting with a covered tray appear and
only one of those trays has food in it; this is
not told to the children in order to ensure the
purity and accuracy of the experiment. When
recording the reactions each pair of children
presents when they realize that only one of them
has food on their tray, kind of reflecting the
current situation of a large part of the world
population, without thinking twice or ask for
anything in return and in the more genuine and
natural way, children with food divided and shared
it with their partner who has none. The message
that this experiment seeks to disseminate is that
while we live in a world with the capacity in
resources to feed the double of its total
population, there are still 3.5 million children
dying from acute malnutrition each year. The final
argument is that we all should learn from their
example. If this experiment has shown that
children are able to share their food, because
adults aren't able to do this on a larger scale.
In that moment of a person's life breaks this
paradigm of solidarity? In fact we have to relearn
what we already knew in childhood?
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This report was posted on February, 21, 2012.