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Olympic athlete Debbie Ferguson


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"We should not only treasure what we have now. We should also help others obtain what they should have," said Bahamian Olympic gold medallist Debbie Ferguson, when she was appointed an FAO Ambassador at World Food Day 2002.

Ms Ferguson, a renowned sprinter, has won several World Cup gold medals and has been voted “outstanding female athlete” of the Commonwealth Games. Born in Nassau, she has dedicated years of her life to improving the health, education and quality of life for people in her country, especially for underprivileged women and children. Her charity work includes raising funds for orphanages and Homes for the Aged in Nassau, visiting children at local hospitals and supporting feeding programmes for the elderly.

Since her appointment, Debbie Ferguson has recorded numerous messages of support for FAO's activities and has given several interviews to the international media, speaking extensively about her new role as an FAO Ambassador and advocate.

Debbie is planning to visit Venezuela during 2003 to witness first-hand the work that FAO is carrying out in the country.


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