40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge
On the 16th of August students were involved in a World Vision Project called the ’40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge’.
We supported the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge to stand with young refugees around the world. We lived out of a backpack for 40 hours with nothing but the essentials – food, water and warmth – to lead global change by raising funds for young people who’ve been forced to flee their homes.
There were 12 challenges throughout the 40 hours that we had to do. The challenges were achievable but difficult. One of them we that we had to walk for one hour. There were four refugees; Lilias, Obada, Jubaida and Rhoda who had stories we could follow, and who have received help from World Vision.
Some of the students from the SRC leadership group participated in this event. We had many challenges to face, but now understand what young refugees and displaced people our age have experienced in the refugee crisis.
We also asked our families, friends and teachers to sponsor and support us throughout this challenge, and we raised up to $1,400. The donations are given to help refugees and displaced people around the world.
I would like to thank all the people who donated, encouraged and supported us through this amazing experience.
Manmeet Kaur Singh
Year 9 Student