Rubicon and Atlas Partner with World Food Programme

By November 17, 2010Uncategorized

As an organization that strives to partner with educational leaders world-wide and engage teachers globally with innovative technology, Rubicon International is excited and honored to announce a unique partnership with the World Food Programme’s Youth Outreach Organization based in Rome, Italy.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency and the United Nation’s frontline agency for hunger solutions.

Rubicon International will collaborate with the World Food Programme’s Youth Outreach coordinator, Mr. Graham Bell, in efforts to educate the youth of the world on the impact of poverty, hunger, water quality, nutrition, disease and possible solutions to alleviate this situation.

Atlas Curriculum Management system, a tool developed by Rubicon, will serve as the key in the design and distribution of hunger-related curriculum and the seeding of conversations regarding the impact and prevention of world hunger and poverty. The website will support and sustain an online system for sharing the WFP hunger-related curriculum materials and provide a platform for connecting with partners and educators around the world.

Additionally, the expansive network of Atlas schools will have access to the WFP’s hunger-related curriculum materials (including lesson plans) and initiatives via the nine subject-specific Exemplar Sites accessible from all Atlas systems. The lesson plans and resources developed by the WFP are comprehensive and vary by age level, offering interdisciplinary learning and incorporating subject areas from Social Studies to Mathematics – as well as including a myriad of skills, such as research, critical thinking, problem-solving and writing.

Working together, Rubicon and the World Food Programme aspire to propel awareness on world hunger and malnutrition issues among the education community; disseminate WFP and partner organizations’ materials to teachers; foster collaboration and feedback from educators on curriculum related to ‘teaching hunger;’ demonstrate the integrated nature of ‘teaching hunger’ and its vital relevance as curriculum material; and to align WFP’s curriculum to the UN Millennium Goals and other academic standards.

The long-term vision for both organizations is to generate conversations around humanitarian-based curriculum.

Through this partnership we will strive to ensure every student is informed and prepared to help those in need and to help find possible solutions for global hunger, poverty and other humanitarian-related issues.