Illalong News

  • 1st August, 2018

World Vision’s 40-Hour Famine Back Pack Challenge

This term Wright House will once again take part in World Vision’s 40-Hour Famine Back Pack Challenge in order to raise much needed money to support child refugees in developing and war-torn countries. World Vision is a human aid organisation that has supported the development of communities worldwide for more than 50 years which the overarching goal of eliminating poverty and its causes. 

From the beginning, the organisation’s activities have been focused on giving people – especially children – the opportunity to alleviate their suffering and to improve their lives. It was established in Australia in 1966 where during that decade, World Vision expanded its operation to meet the needs of refugees in Indochina and of people recovering from disasters in Bangladesh and in several African countries. By the end of 2017, World Vision has expanded their efforts to contribute to the wellbeing of over 100 million children globally.

World Vison helps to transform the lives of the less fortunate by working with people of all cultures to help achieve their vision of overcoming poverty and its causes. This is done through relief and development, policy advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values.

Last year we raised close to $9300 which placed us in the top 20 schools for fundraising in Australia. In the coming weeks are challenging students in the senior school to again take up the cause and try and raise as much money as possible to give to this cause.

The 40 Hour Famine Back Pack Challenge will be on 17 to 19 August and students can participate by packing a bag with all the essentials they can fit to get through the weekend to simulate what it is like for a child refugee to pack up their belongings in a hurry and live out of it whilst they are displaced.

Students can join online at https://www.40hourfamine.com.au/ and begin raising money online for this terrific cause. Good luck on your challenge this August.


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