Students ready for World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine

This year, the famine is about a generation of New Zealanders standing united with the child refugees of South Sudan. Photo supplied

More than 35,000 students from around 100 schools are expected to challenge themselves to give something up – food, technology, furniture, speaking – as part of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine.

This year it will run from today until Sunday.

The 40 Hour Famine is New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event and it reaches 250,000 individuals each year, with an estimated 90,000 active participants raising about $1.9 million.

This year, the famine is about a generation of New Zealanders standing united with the child refugees of South Sudan. Each day, approximately 100 unaccompanied, separated or at-risk children cross the border from South Sudan into Uganda in search of safety.

The money raised from famine 2018 will be used to fund World Vision’s work providing essentials to get those children back on their feet.

Many schools in the area are taking part including Saint Kentigern College which is always are very involved in Famine and raises large amounts of money every year.

Others taking part include Howick College, Howick Intermediate, Botany Downs Primary School, Botany Downs Secondary College, Farm Cove Intermediate, Pakuranga College, Somerville Intermediate School, Point View School, Elim Christian College, Sancta Maria College, Mission Heights Junior College and Ormiston Senior College.

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