UNICEF: Multiculturalism through gourmet food in Australia as well as a mythical soccer game

Essay by Luke Foster

I respect all religions, but I’m not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people. I wasn’t brought up in a religious way, but I believe there’s something out there that looks after you.

David Beckham

There is a strong link between multiculturalism in Australia experienced through the plethora of different nationalities restaurants. My favourite is Korean food. I love practising my broken Korean on restaurant staff when I go to Korean restaurants. When I go to Korean restaurants I say in phonetic form as I don’t know Korean characters: Egor Gussioh consamnidah which means can I have this please as I point at the menu.

What I love about experiencing different nationalities foods is that it’s an enjoyable and easy way to experience other cultures inexpensively without expensive and arduous travel. Australia has a bevy of different nationalities foods.

The views in this essay are mine alone and are not those of the charity UNICEF but I hope they like the fact that I am reiterating the urgency of their important work.

In a similar way that a plethora of gourmet foods helps multiculturalism UNICEF provide love, care and practical support for children of many different nationalities vin the developing world.

UNICEF is a child charity that does amazing work in the developing world. This includes education:

“Education is the foundation stone on which to build a future free from poverty, providing a ripple effect of opportunity that resonates for generations.” UNICEF website

They also do important work in: Child survival and development, child protection, fight against HIV and AIDS, water sanitation (WASH), emergency response and sport for development governance and policy.

“Sport and play are essential elements to the health, happiness and wellbeing of children. We believe all children have the right to recreation and play in a safe and healthy environment” UNICEF website

Now for the extremely silly part: there is a mythical soccer match between the Australian soccer team and celebrities and Hollywood stars to raise awareness about child poverty issues. On the celebrity and Hollywood team are David Beckham, Posh Spice, Adam Sandler, Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Bruce Willis pushes and shoves Tim Cahill after a rough tackle and gets a yellow card.

David Beckham runs onto the field singing “Losing my Religion “by REM and the crowd throw oranges on the field and he picks one up and eats it.

If everyone gives a small amount to UNICEF then poverty for children in the developing world will be history.

UNICEF work in the developing world

Brad Pitt

Tim Cahill