Have you taken our poll on the impact of COVID-19 on your nutrition and access to food? No? Take it now by messaging us the word nutrition via Facebook Messenger (you can click the Messenger icon on this screen).
Now we invite you to follow up by writing a letter to your national decision-maker. Here's some help courtesy the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!
Follow this 3 simple steps:
1. SEARCH the name or website link of your country equivalent to the Food and Agriculture Ministry
💡 You can look for more than one in case your country has multiple Minister or Ministries responsible for food security. If appropriate, you might also include the Health Ministry.
2. FIND the name of the Minister in charge, as well as the official address or email address of the Ministry. If the link above doesn’t have all that information, try to Google it.
🔎 Search for the official name in your country's language in case it is not English. It might help!
🤔 Why these Ministers? Because they are our decision-maker when it comes to ensuring good nutrition for all young people. Decision-makers are the people who have the power to make a decision that improves your life or the lives of others.
3. SEND them a letter.
Here is a template that can help you with writing:
You can either send by email or post in the mail.
💬 You can also consider translating if your national language is not English, this will have more impact.
Example by email:
Example by post:
⛔ VERY IMPORTANT:
Ask support of a trusted adult in case you need help, or if you don’t have easy access to post services or an email address.
Be aware of any COVID-19 measures in your country and make sure you are always safe if you choose to post your letter.
Your safety is always the number one priority.
In most countries, posting a letter has costs. Inform how much would be for posting this specific letter before doing it.
You don’t have to put your address in the letter if you don’t feel comfortable doing so.
📷 SHARE YOUR LETTER
Why not share a picture of you writing or sending the letter. Tag @ureporttandt, @ureportglobal, @wagggsworld or #GirlPoweredNutrition #VoiceMatters #UReportTT so we can share and motivate with other young people to do the same!
Have you told us how COVID-19 has impacted your education? Why not share your views by sending the phrase: elearn to us via Facebook Messenger