- A young South African has given a heartfelt speech against world hunger
- He was addressing government officials at a ceremony in KZN recently
- His speech challenged both the community and government to work together to fight hunger
A young boy has given a passionate speech about the hunger crisis in the country. Xolani Poto was addressing the government, media and the general public about the devastating effects caused by a lack of proper nutrition.
Pota was speaking at the State of Hope Address at the University of KwaZulu Natal recently. He said that even though many may see a child standing before them, he represented the future. His speech spoke of how hunger was still a major concern in the world and in South Africa.
"Over 3 million South African children go to school hungry every day. 5.6 million more are stunted because they don’t get enough healthy food, and they’ll never reach their full potential. But children are expected to run the world one day. How’s that possible if we aren’t given a chance to be the best that we can be?"
He proposed a solution of making it a national responsibility to address poverty and hunger. He challenged big companies, NGOs, schools and communities to work together with the government to put a stop to world hunger.
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