Farmers in Afghanistan have long been struggling in drylands. With the droughts in recent years, many families have been forced to move in order to survive.

5,000 Steps for a Brighter Future

To stay healthy, many people have set a target of walking 10,000 steps every day. However, have you ever thought that you can change someone’s life by dedicating 5,000 of those steps to a good cause? Join us with your loved ones and multiply the impact! You will be able to help many children and families affected by drought in Afghanistan. With community water systems and clean water in place, they will be able to grow food again, and their children will no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water, but receive education and thrive instead.





Event Details

Join us this Chinese New Year at the picturesque Clear Water Bay for a 5,000-step charity walk. You will help raise funds for World Vision’s water and livelihoods projects in Afghanistan, which will help children and families who starve and thirst meet their needs and gradually improve their circumstances. On the other hand, through barefoot walk and fun activities, participants will have a taste of Afghan children's needs and the culture.

Date 20 February 2021 (Saturday)
Venue The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
Time 10am – 1pm
Minimum Fundraising Amount Adults (Above 12): $300 / person
Children (12 and below): $200 / person
Enrolment Deadline 8 February 2021 (Monday)
Limited places available on a first-come, first-served basis!
Transportation Participants are advised to use the free shuttle bus service between The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club and Tseung Kwan O MTR station. Limited parking space at the venue will be allocated according to the submission time of the minimum fundraising amount.

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event may have to be changed to an online format. Details will be announced in due course.




Water Running Low in Afghanistan as Drought Worsens

The severe drought has caused the land in Afghanistan to become even more barren. Underground water levels dropped and wells dried up, leading to crop failures and food shortages. Much afflicted, the adults have to spend hours farming in dried fields, while children take up the duty of fetching water. To reach a water source, some have to walk for as many as six hours. The droughts in 2018 and 2019 were devastating for so many farmers, and some 200,000 of them were forced to become displaced with their families in search of a way to survive.

14-year-old Aziz is one of the many children who have to fetch water for their families. “Sometimes I had to leave my homework behind to go fetch water, and I could no longer continue when I returned because I was exhausted.” During the drought, Aziz had to travel great distances with his donkey to bring water from mountain streams. During winter, this task was especially difficult.

Aziz is very happy that he no longer needs to make long trips to fetch water, thanks to the water supply system installed by World Vision.

Roads in rural Afghanistan are often rough. Children need to walk for some three to six hours just to fetch water.

It is often the children, both boys and girls, who are responsible for fetching water for the entire family. They can be as young as just a few years old.

Your 5,000 steps will save Afghan children countless unnecessary trips!



Use of Funds

Funds raised from this event will support World Vision to provide water supply facilities, food security and livelihood assistance in Afghanistan, with the aim to assist children and families who have lost their livelihoods and homes due to adverse environmental conditions. Your generosity will help rebuild their lives, restore their health and rekindle hope.

HK$350

can provide 3 farmers with agricultural training that promotes storage of rainfall and resource-efficient irrigation methodologies

HK$700

can provide drought-tolerant seeds for 1 farmer to reduce the input of water during irrigation

HK$1,400

can subsidise the cost of new irrigation facilities to improve irrigation efficiency






The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club fully supports the event, including sponsorship for the operation, transportation, food and beverage, setup and programme cost.



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