In tandem with the transition to the “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic, World Vision Malaysia is going virtual with the introduction of its 30-Hour Famine: Home Edition.
This year’s 30-Hour Famine with themed “Break The Limits”, scheduled to be held over the weekend of 1st & 2nd August 2020, will not having mass gathering like previous years, all the participants are encouraged to do individually or together with their family members in the comfort of their homes.
Recognising that it may be challenging to undergo a fast at home, participants will undertake a 30-hour programme designed to help them learn more about global issues related to hunger and poverty instead.
The event’s finale will see a virtual get-together with this year’s 30-Hour Famine Ambassador, Taipei-based singer-songwriter, and local personalities.
“Although the 30-Hour Famine will be conducted differently this year, I look forward to gathering virtually with this year’s participants. I believe that we will be even more united in spirit because of our common goal of being the voice and face of those who are voiceless and faceless,” shared World Vision Malaysia 30-Hour Famine 2020 Ambassador Eric Chou.
This year’s 30-Hour Famine is expected to attract a record-breaking 40,000 participants nationwide and, perhaps, within the region, thanks to its online mode.
World Vision Malaysia hopes to raise RM2 million through the event. The monies will be used to combat livelihood, clean water and sanitation issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Funds will also be channelled locally to World Vision Malaysia’s community development work in Sabah, Dual Blessing Berhad, ElShaddai Centre Berhad, Fugee School, Good Shepherd Services, SUKA Society and Yayasan Sin Chew.
Those interested to participate in the campaign can log on to www.30hourfamine.my for more details.