PAAC’s Global Vision Summit on Food Security Goes to Kona

March 09, 2019

On March 9, PAAC held a scaled down version of its Global Vision Summit in Kona where 20 students Honokaʻa High, Kealakehe High, Waiakea High, Keaʻau High, Parker School, and Hawaii Technology Academy spent their Saturday learning about hunger and food security. 

Ms. Kristin Albrecht, Executive Director of The Food Basket on Hawaiʻi Island, began the summit with a presentation about the ways her organization helps communities on the Big Island stay food secure even during times of crisis.

Students then participated in a“hunger banquet”, a simulation that illustrates how food, resources, and opportunities are unequally distributed throughout the world. The day concluded with a discussion on the four pillars of food security.

“Mini” Global Vision Summits like these are an extension of PAAC’s biannual Global Vision Summits. PAAC adapts activities featured in our statewide summits on the road in response to requests from teachers who want to introduce more students to global education. In addition to the Mini-GVS held in Kona, PAAC facilitated five other Mini-GVS this spring at Nanakuli High, Hawaii Technology Academy, Mid-Pacific Institute, Punahou School, and ʻIolani School. In total, 244 students participated in simulations on food security, refugees, or climate change negotiations.