World Food Day Candlelight Vigil

Event Date(s): 06/11/2014

Location: Main Administration Building Car Park

The struggle is REAL. Let’s gather against hunger, malnutrition & poverty at the World Food Day Candlelight Vigil at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus.  

The UWI, St. Augustine will observe World Food Day with a Candle Light Vigil on Thursday November 6, 2014, themed “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth”. The vigil will begin at 5.45pm at the Main Administration Building Car Park, UWI St Augustine Campus.  

This event is free and open to the public.  



The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 “International Year of Family Farming.”

Every year, World Food Day provides a sobering reminder that, in a world of plenty, more than 800 million people go hungry each day. This means one in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life.  

More than a decade after world leaders pledged, at the 1996 World Food Summit, to reduce the number of chronically undernourished people by the year 2015, much remains to be done.  

In Trinidad and Tobago, with sustained economic growth and national prosperity, poverty still affects more than 16% of our population.


Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |