South Sudan has been suffering from armed conflicts and the economy is relatively backward, nonetheless, people in the community are resilient and striving to thrive. Funds raised from this event will support World Vision’s work to reduce hunger, provide nutrition and livelihoods assistance and water facilities for children and families in South Sudan.

Virtual Event Period: 26 February (00:00) – 31 March 2022 (23:59)

Part 1

Steps Challenge

All participants are required to complete the minimum number of steps according to the chosen category, and upload the records to the Participant Page.

Venue / Time: At participant’s choice
Recommended Format: Walking, jogging, hiking, home walking workout or exercising on a treadmill at home

Categories Minimum number of steps
Individual 5,000 (about 4 KM)
Family 15,000 (about 12 KM)
Corporate / Group / Church 50,000 (about 40 KM)

Part 2

Event Challenges

Participants are also encouraged to find out more about South Sudan’s community through the event challenges. All participants are required to complete at least 2 of these challenges and upload the records to the Participant Page to receive a certificate of participation and finisher pack.

Bonus Step – Take on Extra Challenges

In addition, participants can choose to take on extra challenges. By completing 3 or more additional challenges and uploading the photos to the Participant Page, you will stand a chance to win a special gift.

Each of the following tasks comes with a local story from South Sudan for you to learn about the needs of children and families in the local community. Click to learn more!


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Task 1: Cycle on your holiday

The transportation mode in Hong Kong is diverse and effective, and we rely largely on transportation and seldom get to walk our routes. Unlike our city, walking is a norm in South Sudan, and having a bike for commute is a blessing to those in the community. “My bike helps me take my child to the hospital in an emergency,” says Aniiri. If you haven’t been on a bike in a while, set aside some time and cycle along a track nearby, relax and enjoy the outdoor scenery!

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Task 2: Build a toy with what’s available

Every child deserves a safe environment to play and have a childhood in all its fullness. Amidst the current pandemic, children in Hong Kong may still try to build toys from what’s available at home for fun. In South Sudan, where, after years of conflict and natural disasters, playing without fear has become somewhat of a luxury for children, child friendly spaces are set up by World Vision for children affected by disasters and offer safe environments with psychological and social support, keep children from harm and let them entertain themselves in creative ways.

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Task 3: Walk on grass barefoot

As an urbanite, have you ever experienced the joy of stepping on grass barefoot, and feel intimately connected to mother nature? In South Sudan, grass means much more to the community and are collected for thatching roofs as a means of living, in addition to agriculture and livestock production.

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Task 4: Grow your own plants

Whether it is agriculture or livestock production, farming is rather labour intensive in order to harvest. To combat the negative effects of climate change and natural disaster, farmers from South Sudan learn seed multiplication techniques to improve harvest for better income and livelihoods. “Supporting farmers with skills and inputs are lifesaving,” says Makaleta, a mother in South Sudan. Try to grow your own plants at home and enjoy their beauty around!

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Task 5: Finish reading a book you enjoy

Students in Hong Kong get to take their lessons in fully equipped schools, and have the luxury to access extra resources through public libraries or online channels to learn at their own preference and pace at home. Children in South Sudan, in contrast, have to learn under the trees when school needs more classrooms. “Every child has a right to education, and should be given the support they need to pursue their dreams,” said Christine, a primary girl in South Sudan.

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Task 6: Prepare a meal from local veggies

Ordering vegetables grown locally is the best way to give back to the local economy. While local farming is re-gaining its popularity in Hong Kong in recent years, farmers in South Sudan have been working hard all along with the aid of training programmes that help them overcome food and financial insecurity, as their families can enjoy a balanced, nutritious diet and are able to sell their vegetables at local market.

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Task 7: Look out for buffalos

Agriculture used to be one of Hong Kong’s major industries, with a vast number of buffaloes being deployed to work in the fields. Due to economic transformation, these animals have gradually become part of the ecosystem in Hong Kong. Livestock farming is still a very important part of South Sudan’s culture. These animals are the communities’ sources of milk, meat and income. “I enjoy my work as a pastoralist taking care of the cattle,” says Tarir, a pastoralist in South Sudan.

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Task 8: Support fair trade tea or coffee

Take a sip of a delightful cup of fair trade tea or coffee to show your gratitude and care for the producer’s country as a responsible consumer. In South Sudan, setting up a small business transform lives of families and help them become self-sustained. “I am doing fine with my tea-making business, now my children can go to school and I have enough food at home for my family,” says Yar, a mother in South Sudan.

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Task 9: Locate an outdoor water source

Raw water in impounding reservoirs is a major drinking water source for us in Hong Kong. In South Sudan, children used to walk a few kilometres to fetch water, but with a solar water plant everyone in the community can enjoy clean drinking water. “It is always the women who suffer from lack of water. We take care of the children when they contract waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea. But now we are excited to have clean water in our community,” says Nyanyok, a mother in South Sudan.

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