Young Australian sailor joins fight against child hunger

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson, the round-the-world-sailor and Young Australian of the Year, has been appointed as a Youth Representative for the United Nations World Food Programme.

In May last year, 18-year-old Jessica Watson became the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe alone.

As WFP Youth Representative, she'll be focusing on child hunger and raising awareness and funds for school feeding programmes.

Every year, WFP provides school meals to 22 million children in around 60 countries.

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