Written by: Ella
In our thematics class this week we watched an inspiring documentary called, “Starfish Throwers”. It followed three different people around the world, that took the problem of world hunger into their own hands. Katie, a young middle schooler from South Carolina, USA, grew a giant cabbage as part of a school project. She donated her cabbage to a local soup kitchen to help feed homeless people and was inspired by how many people one cabbage could feed. There is also a retired school teacher, Allan Law, that made sandwiches for the hungry people on the streets of Minneapolis. He spent every single night driving around the city giving people sandwiches to eat and spare change for a city bus ride. Lastly, there was an Indian chef named Narayanan, that used his cooking skills to help the poor and hungry on the streets of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He handed out millions of rice food packets to homeless people around Madurai. He went on to open a centre for the homeless, where he fed them, bathed them, clothed them and gave them an opportunity to help around the centre to help provide a sense of purpose.
Our class was extremely inspired by the film and during our class discussion today we decided that we wanted to and believed we could do something as the grade 7 class to help support people here in Bali in some way. Our first step is to brainstorm and share ideas of how we might help in a sustainable way. Stay tuned for more stories on our newly developing project.