Saturday, June 23, 2012

A meaningful camp.

         I was invited by a senior to this camp called KK 30-Hour Famine Camp. The purpose of the camp is the raise awareness of Global Hunger among youngster. I find it very meaningful as we can help people in needs.

             I have always wanted to do at least something for these people, it's just that I didn't know how, where and when. Now here's the chance, I'm so gonna join it. I'm glad to know that there are actually people out there who are willing to organize this type of event just to help the famine victims.

             It's a national event, so it is held at places around Malaysia. I don't know about other places, but you may enquire about it.

Below is the detail from the event.

Warmest greeting from Kota Kinabalu 30-Hour DIY Famine Camp.

This year, Chin Cheng Lip @ John (Camp Leader 2012) is partnering with World Vision to host a 30-Hour DIY Famine Camp in Kota Kinabalu.

Why are we doing this? 

925 million people worldwide goes to bed hungry!
Hunger is the world’s Number One Killer, surpassing AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. A child dies from hunger-related causes every 8 to 12 seconds. That’s as many as 11,000 children younger than 5 – killed every day. But something can be done. It is possible for the world to produce enough food to feed 7 billion people and more. 

Why are we doing this in Kota Kinabalu?

The 30-Hour Famine is a global movement against hunger and poverty. The famine has a 15 year history in Malaysia. For the past 4 years, it has been “decentralized”, where volunteer leaders were given the opportunity to hold their own customized famine camp. This year, our camp leader has took up the challenge to run a KK 30-Hour DIY Famine Camp with the aim to increase local public awareness on global hunger as well as to create an avenue for the younger generation to contribute through this meaningful charity programme. 

Discover how you can stand up against hunger by joining the 30-Hour Famine! 

How does it work?

• Campers will be given a donation booklet upon registration to raise fund on behalf of World Vision by approaching family and friends. Students are required to raise a minimum of RM80 and working adults minimum RM120 to be eligible for the Famine Camp. 
• For 30 hours, we fast and learn about global poverty issues through games, activities and videos.
(Qualified paramedics would be on stand-by throughout the event) 

How can I get involved?

• Join us: Sign up now as a DIY Famine camper!
• Donate: Individual donations and corporate sponsorship are welcome.
• Volunteer: Help make our DIY 30-Hour Famine a reality

Registration Details:
- Registration fee: RM20 per person
- Registration Deadline for campers : 30th June 2012 (latest update)
- Registration Deadline for volunteers : 15th July 2012

The team is setting up a booth at City Mall (in front of Giant Hypermarket) for the coming 3 weekends starting tomorrow 
[ 23-24 June, 30-1 July, 7-8 July ]

All are welcome to visit them and find out more about the camp!
Camp registration will also be available at the same time :)

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