What is the 30-Hour Famine?
The 30-Hour Famine is a global movement against hunger and poverty. It is an experiential, life-changing camp aimed at spreading awareness about global poverty, and raising funds to improve the lives of needy children and communities.
At 30-Hour Famine, Campers fast for 30 hours in solidarity with millions who go hungry because of war, disasters and poverty. During the camp, they gain insight to pressing global issues via talks, simulation games, and group activities. Best of all, they know their hunger is bringing hope to children and communities because they raise/contribute funds for them prior to the camp.
The first Famine was held in Canada in 1971. Today, the Famine runs in 10 countries around the world.
What is so special about 30-Hour Famine 2007?
This year marks the 10th Famine in Malaysia, coinciding with World Vision Malaysia?s 10th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the Famine will be bilingual (English and Mandarin) for the first time ever, and, we?re throwing open the doors to 5,000 campers! The theme for the year is ?hungry for hope??
The Famine will also spread its wings to East Malaysia. The East Malaysian Famine will be bilingual as well.
When and where will the Famine be held?
West Malaysia Date : 15 & 16 Sep 2007 (Saturday to Sunday)
Time : 12pm (Sat) ? 6pm (Sun)
Venue : Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
East Malaysia Date : 6 & 7 Oct 2007 (Saturday to Sunday)
Time : 12pm (Sat) ? 6pm (Sun)
Venue : Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri, Sarawak.
How do I participate in the Famine?
1.Campers are required to make a minimum donation of:
* RM100 for students/senior citizens (aged 55 years old and above)
* RM150 for non-students
2.The minimum donation could be:
* The camper?s personal contribution OR
* Raised via a donation card
3.Donation cards can be requested from World Vision by:
* Calling World Vision at (03) 7880 6414 OR
*https://www.worldvision.com.my/famin...nationcard.php (Online Request for a Donation Card Form)
Where does the money go?
In the past 9 years, close to RM10 million has been raised via the Famine in Malaysia, improving lives both globally and locally. Likewise, Famine donations this year will have both global and local impact.
30-Hour Famine beneficiaries (West Malaysia) for 2007 are :
* Vietnam: Ba Thuoc is to the south of Hanoi, and encompasses 22 farming villages.
- On average, they earn RM75 monthly.
- Famine funds will go towards improving the lives of the community. Initiatives will include
health care, education, clean water, food security and economic development.
* World Vision HOPE Fund was set up in response to the devastating spread of HIV/AIDS:
- Prevention: Educating vulnerable groups in order to reduce infection rates.
- Care: Caring for the infected/affected; including children who have been orphaned by
- Advocacy: Lobbying for policies that are in the best interest of the affected/infected.
*The HOPE Fund will benefit World Vision's international projects as well as local
* World Vision Malaysia Children Development Fund supports child-related development
Current projects include:
- World Vision Uzbekistan Children in Crisis Programme, World Vision Korea Food for Life and
Children?s Health & Welfare Programme,
- Local charities: Harvest Centre, Pusat Bantuan Sentul, and PS The Children.
* Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, Malaysia
* Persatuan Kristian Shuangfu, Malaysia: teaching vocational skills to people with disabilities
30-Hour Famine beneficiaries (East Malaysia) for 2007 are :
* Children Centre Lawas Project, Sarawak
- The project trains teachers of children from the Lunbawang and Tugal ethnic tribes.
* Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Leadership Programme, Sabah
- The project aims to empower and train leaders amongst the indigenous groups in Sabah,
who are often poor and marginalised.
Registration closes on 26th August 2007.
For further information, please refer to:
Let's contribute together!!! Hope to meet you guys there