Some 2,000 Singapore youths to join 30 Hours Famine Camp campaign

08:14, June 10, 2011      

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Some 2,000 young people in Singapore will join a campaign of charity organization World Vision by having no food for 30 hours to raise awareness of global hunger and poverty, the organization said Thursday.

The volunteers from local junior colleges, polytechnics and secondary schools will join the 30 Hours Famine Camp at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic on June 17 to 18 as part of the annual global campaign of World Vision.

They will also have an opportunity to experience various deprivations of their senses and learn to deal with helplessness at the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition. The exhibition is the polytechnic's unique training and learning facility where visitors navigate through simulated environments in complete darkness. It is also a social enterprise employing the visually impaired as guides.

The three-month long project allows compassionate youths to do something tangible to help people trapped in poverty in other countries.

World Vision's Famine movement is the biggest youth fund-raiser in the world to help young people make a stand against global hunger and injustice and let someone else in another part of the world suffering from chronic hunger get the food and nutrition they desperately need.

Source: Xinhua
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