World Vision – Barefoot Walk for Children

2 Jan

During Chinese New Year, happiness and blessings filled the city. Family, friends and co-workers come together to celebrate another new beginning: enjoying the abundance of food, red packets, and greeting one another. But to many Indian children, happiness simply means drinking clean water, enjoying a nutritious meal and being able to go to school.

barefoot walk 3This New Year, join Spring Charity Barefoot Walk for Children, one of World Vision’s Famine activities, to raise funds for Indian children by walking barefoot! Support the great cause with family and friends to truly embrace our abundance by sharing and blessing others!

Date: Saturday, 13 February 2016

Location: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

There are two options:
Barefoot Walk – In developing countries, children often have no shoes to wear and walk barefoot every day for long distance to school or to fetch water. Get a taste of walking barefoot on this 4km path. After the walk, visit the Indian village to learn about the life of Indian children. (Available Spots: 1,200)

barefoot walk 1Time: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Minimum Fundraising Amount: Individual – HK$500
Family – HK$1,000*
Corporate & Group – HK$6,000*/Team

Barefoot Walk + Workshops – To taste the life of deprived children living in slums and working as child worker in India, take part in the experiential workshops with your children or team after the Walk. (Available Spots: Barefoot Walk + Family Workshops - 400; Barefoot Walk + Team-building Workshops - 400)

barefoot walk 2Time: Barefoot Walk – 10:00am to 12:30pm
Workshops – 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Minimum Fundraising Amount: Individual – HK$700
Family – HK$1,800*
Corporate & Group – HK$6,000*/Team

To register please follow this link. Application Deadline is 22 January 2016. First come first served.

The funds you raise together with other donations received from World Vision’s Famine activities will support child health and nutrition projects in India, benefiting over 200,000 people. It will help improve access to healthcare services, and provide adequate training and knowledge for mothers to better care for children to reduce malnutrition.

About World Vision: In 1962, Typhoon Wanda hit Hong Kong severely. World Vision distributed relief supplies in Hong Kong, and later set up its first field office in the territory. With the economic recovery in Hong Kong, World Vision Hong Kong turned itself into a fundraising office in 1982, supporting the relief and development work of World Vision offices world-wide. In 2010, the people of Hong Kong sponsored over 200,000 children living in poverty, helping to fund World Vision Hong Kong’s international long-term ‘Area Development Programmes’. World Vision Hong Kong also promotes public education, raising public awareness about global issues such as poverty, hunger, health and child rights.

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