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Fast For Food

 30 Hours To Change the World

 April 27-29

 The 30 Hour Famine is the world’s biggest youth fund-raiser. Go hungry for a day and help save lives around the globe.

 Who knew you could do all that in just 30 hours?

The Famine is a powerful  way for youth to experience what hunger is like first hand and take action to fight poverty. Please visit 30 Hour Famine to see how you can help feed a starving child.

4 Causes: Be Water, Be Safety, Be Education, Be Food

Be Water:1 in 8 people don’t have access to safe drinking water. 1.4 million children die every year from diseases caused by unclean water.

Dedicate your Famine to Water and you will help to drill new wells in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and educate leaders in the community so that they are trained on how to keep safe drinking water flowing. You will also be helping to build irrigation systems in Sri Lanka to ensure that children and families can grow crops as a long-term sustainable food source.learn more here

Be Safety:1 in 6 children around the world are forced into child labour and girls as young as 13 are being trafficked as “mail-order brides”.

Dedicate your Famine to Safety and you will help prevent child trafficking and restore the childhoods of sexually exploited children and child-labourers in Cambodia and India and rehabilitate former child soldiers in Uganda.learn more here

Be Education:There are 120 million children in the world who want to go to school but can’t. Without an education, children are vulnerable to child labour, violence, and sexual exploitation.

Dedicate your Famine to Education and you will help build new schools and classrooms in North Sudan and train teachers in Indonesia to give children an equal opportunity to learn.learn more here

Be Food:The drought in the Horn of Africa is the most severe food security emergency in the world today. More than 13 million people’s lives are threatened.

Dedicate your Famine to Food and you will help deliver emergency food for children and families in the Horn of Africa. You will also be helping to protect families and communities in Uganda and Ethiopia to help ensure that a crisis like this never happens again.learn more here

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