Wednesday, June 30, 2010

30-Hour Famine 2010

30-Hour Famine 2010

为孩子打造无贫城市, Light Up Their Life !
As a country develops and grows economically, so will its cities. This natural progress, known as urbanisation, is a sign of potential and growth for a nation and its people.

How fast or slow a city grows differs from country to country but 90% occurs in developing nations where the society and its people are less prepared for the upsurge increase in population, mainly caused by internal migration. The result? 30-40% of the urban population in Asia are living in slums with a poverty level as high as 40% among the slum dwellers.

Urban poverty has many faces. While these city dwellers may earn a higher income when work is available, the amount is insufficient given the high cost of living. Among the challenges faced by the urban poor are :

• unstable income
• lack and high cost of access to basic services, infrastructure or safety nets
• violation of rights
• weak political voice or influence

Underpinning this is the fact that urban dwellers are generally non-food producers, a situation that further exacerbates their vulnerability as demonstrated in the 2008 Global Food Crisis.

World Vision Malaysia recognizes the plights of the urban poor and has taken up the challenge of focusing on the subject of “Urban Poverty” for 30-Hour Famine 2010.

The slogan for the 30-Hour Famine this year is “Light Up Their Life!” (“为孩子打造无贫城市”) for beneath the city’s bright lights, living can be frightfully dark, but we can make a difference if we …

Get involved: Take a stand against poverty.
• Get educated: Learn about the world's big issues - and teach others about them.
• Get talking: Help us spread the word!
• Get funding: Raise funds - and give hope to those in need.
• Get into leadership: Step up to the plate and inspire others.

To contact:

Street address:
World Vision Malaysia
106 & 108, Block A, Kompleks Kelana Centre Point,
Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8171, Kelana Jaya,
46783 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Telephone: 03 - 7880 6414
03 - 7880 6414
Facsimile: 03 - 7880 6424


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