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With the amount of food produced daily around the world, one gets the impression that there should be ample food to feed every living person on Earth. However, hunger and malnutrition still affect millions of people yearly, including children.

“From this experience, I felt that I am very fortunate. At the same time, I cannot help but wonder why these people are living in such a sad state. I told myself that from now onwards, I should be thankful for what I have,” said Year 5 student Zachary Yong.

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In support of ending the global hunger crisis; R.E.A.L Schools, Johor Bahru Campus decided to organize its very own version of World Vision’s 8-Hour Kidz Famine event in July this year to raise students’ awareness of issues affecting the less fortunate and to promote a culture of philanthropy among them.  Participants had to go without food for 8 hours straight and were only allowed to drink water.

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The event kicked off with a video presentation of how people in some parts of the world still do not have access to clean water in this day and age. Clean water is something that most of us take for granted but not everyone can have it by just turning open a tap. The living conditions of the poor are also deplorable with many forced to live in mud huts and muddy areas.

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Participants were divided into six groups and got involved in a host of exciting games and activities while learning about poverty and hunger across the globe. In between, they were shown two other videos about issues affecting the poor and less privileged. This includes children who do not have access to proper education as they simply cannot afford it.

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The videos reminded the young participants how lucky they were and taught them to be grateful as well as to appreciate what they have. Overall, the 8-Hour Kidz Famine is intended to inspire students to support initiatives against hunger and poverty. It is important to know and care about such issues affecting humanity and to be committed to the cause. Only then can we make a difference.

“From this experience, I felt that I am very fortunate. At the same time, I cannot help but wonder why these people are living in such a sad state. I told myself that from now onwards, I should be thankful for what I have,” said Year 5 student Zachary Yong.

Check out more pictures of this event on our Facebook page!

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