World Vision’s camp aims to raise RM30,000 for this year’s event
Posted on August 2, 2012, Thursday
KUCHING: World Vision 30-Hour Famine 2012 Do-It-Yourself Camp is targeting to raise RM30,000 for this year’s event.
Camp leader Wyndie Chai said to date, 210 participants have enrolled for the event and Chai hoped to have 250.
“This year, we have raised about RM25,000, compared to last year where we collected about RM 18,000,” she said, adding that 100 participants joined the event last year.
Speaking at a press conference at Inti College here yesterday, Chai said the fund raised would be able to help 20,000 children from different parts of the world.
According to her, this was the second time the event is being held at Inti College here, the first one was held last year.
The camp will be held from Aug 11 to 12. Those interested to join are welcomed to contact her at 016-88630033 or visit its Facebook page at Facebook.com/30hrfaminekch. They can also register on the spot on that day.
Registration fee is RM20. On top of that, students need to contribute RM80 and working adults RM120 towards
the camp (compulsory).
Interesting programmes such as interactive games, sharing sessions, band and dance performances have been lined up.
Also present at the press conference was Inti College Sarawak’s chief executive and principal Ivy Lau who said everyone should play their part to enhance the overall quality of life, not only for themselves and their families but also for those members of society who require some form of assistance.
“As we progress along life’s voyage, the broad canvas of humanity is shaped by our initiatives to advance the noble cause of caring for our fellow human beings,” she said.
She added that everyone was responsible for ensuring that future generation would not suffer from our actions or lack of action.
“Most of us are aware of the saying ‘charity begins at home’. I believe this is true. However, we need to expand this definition to include the whole community,” she said adding that staff and students of the college ‘work as one’ to contribute towards the betterment of society.
Lau is also happy to note that various programmes of the camp will be conducted to expose participants to the root and contributory causes of poverty and the worldwide humanitarian work undertaken by World Vision to alleviate suffering.