Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Hunger Battle - 30 Hour Famine 2014 - " Kick Out Hunger "

30 Hour Famine 2014 - Kick Out Hunger!! 

The Official 30 Hour Famine 2014 Poster :) 

More than 100 students from Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur ranging from Form 2 to Form 5 starved together for 30 hours on the 5th and 6th of July. With the theme "Kick Out Hunger", our hunger warriors steeled their tummies for 30 hours for the greater good of others.

30-Hour Famine is a no food only water camp which gives campers a first-hand experience to the struggles faced by the less fortunate in the world we live in. By joining the camp, all proceeds from donations would be forwarded to World Vision Malaysia, which is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organisation.

The event kicked off at 905am, where it is the official time for the fasting to begin. We had our opening 
opening ceremony  at 9:30 a.m., chaired by Guest of Honour President Elect of the Rotary Club 
KL DiRaja Dr. Hardeep Singh, Rotarian Wan Rasul, as well as Ms. Rachelle Gan, a representative of 
World Vision Malaysia. The event was officiated by Dr. Hardeep Singh, followed by a brief 
introduction to 30-Hour Famine by Ms. Rachelle Gan. 

The ice breaking session includes three games, which are the "Blanket Game", the "Alarm Talk" and "Find Your Family" .We then quickly proceeded to our first Famine Challenge, which requires a few of the group members to be "handicapped". Participants went through a tiring yet fun session of games and had a great time completing Famine Challenge I. 

Participants enjoying a ride in their cardboard joyride :D 

A briefing on Famine Challenge I 

A team that consists of "disabled" members 

Famine Challenge II is less physical and more mental where each group is given a country to be discussed, and at the end of the session, a sketch is presented by each group to show the others the product of their discussion. 

Group discussion on Netherlands 

Under age driver tsk tsk 

Mystery game was hectic and spine-chilling, nevertheless the participants managed to survive through the eerie night and headed back to their dorms for good night's rest. 

                  The Black Raven                                                              Terrorists - Bang Bang ! 

Ladies, and Jeannie :) 

The next day, we had Famine Challenge III and IV, allowing participants to understand how it feels living in poverty. The "Capture the Flag" event was exciting and managed to get everyone hyped up to defend their own bases . We also had a war cry chanting session, where the participants chanted with their hearts out to achieve the most energetic war-cry award. 

       Participants half-dead before morning exercise
  The Butt-Grinding Game ; Caterpillar Crawl 

Our final activity was station games, and the participants had to spend their last resource of energy and complete all 8 stations before getting ready to have their break fast. Station games went on splendidly and the facilitators had a good time "torturing" the participants during their final hour of fasting. 

    Don't splash me anymore! :(( 


Our amazing OC of this event, Mr Ong Kar Yan 

At 3.05pm, the hour has arrived where the participants gratefully wolfed down the light yet hearty meal we prepared for them along with a chilled cup of Milo. The event was a huge success and we are happy that we managed to raise donations AND awareness regarding poverty in the third-world countries. The sum collected is around RM13,500.00 and all proceeds of this event will be donated to World Vision Malaysia to help eliminate poverty. We thank all of you for the continuous support towards our club and hope to see you next time. 

                                              The Organizing Committee! Thank you guys :))

Last but not least, our group photo :) 

Thank you for reading! 
Dispatching Dreams, Interact Club of Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur '13/'14

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