Macau Famine 2022

The extreme climate events caused by rising temperatures, in addition to the socio-economic impact of the pandemic over the past two years, are contributing to one of the worst food crises in decades. In recent years, East Africa has been persistently affected by drought, floods, and locusts, pushing over seven million people towards the brink of hunger. Besides suffering from malnutrition, many starving children are also becoming victims of child labour and child marriage to support their families' livelihoods. They are desperate for our help.

Join this year’s Macau Famine to send hope to starving children!


Wild Fruits: The Only Food They Have

Last year, many children and families in South Sudan lived in displacement due to floods and conflict. Among them were five-year-old Adut (right) and her family who are currently living in a refugee settlement.

Every day, Adut’s father would go to look for wild fruits in the forest to feed the family. These fruits that Adut and her mother are cracking serve as the only meal of the day for the family. “My baby’s [Adut’s brother] health is improving thanks to the Plumpy’Nut that World Vision gives us regularly, but due to the lack of sufficient food, I am afraid his situation might deteriorate again,” says Adut’s mother. Let’s help them overcome their hardships!



Your Red Packet

We would like to thank the 35 schools and churches which have participated in this year’s Your Red Packet campaign to help provide food and livelihoods assistance for children and families affected by natural disasters and the pandemic.

Please refer to the Chinese website for the list of winners with the most funds raised and participants.



Drawing Competition

We would like to thank all the participating primary schools for encouraging their students to use their drawing talents to bless children from afar. This year, it’s encouraging that we have received 1,000 entries from 13 schools.



Please refer to the Chinese website for the list of winners and the awarded entries.



Flag Day

Thanks to the participation and support of schools, organisations and volunteers, the Flag Day this year was held in a smooth manner.



School Famine

Hunger in developing countries is indeed a global issue closely related to us. Students can learn more about hunger and poverty through Famine talks, workshops and Rich and Poor Banquet. Schools are also encouraged to organise their own fundraising activities to support starving children.

Through Famine talks and workshops, students are engaged to discuss and learn about hunger issues.

By taking part in the Rich and Poor Banquet, students eat different meals to experience the gap between the rich and the poor.

Schools may hold a charity sale to raise funds for starving children.



Activity Details

Targets

Students and teachers in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and universities

Date

Jan – Jun 2022

Activities

Talks, Light Meal, Rich and Poor Banquet, Famine workshops

Enquires

Please contact our Public Education Department on (853) 2843 5335



Charity Sale

For this year's charity sale, we are offering "Loaves of Love" so that you may remember the needs of starving children and give a helping hand in your daily meals.

The "Loaves of Love" voucher, which is great for gifts and personal use, costs MOP38 or above each. The voucher can be used to redeem a loaf of multigrain bread, or any item of the same value at any café free bakery. All funds raised from this event will support World Vision's projects in South Sudan and Somalia to provide food and livelihoods assistance for children and families affected by natural disasters and the pandemic. Please send love and hope to people in need by supporting "Loaves of Love" charity sale!

Download Charity Sale Form (in Chinese).



Skip-A-Meal

A meal is precious in the eyes of starving children, because that may be the only meal they have for that day. Join Skip-A-Meal and donate the MOP100 (or more) you saved from a meal you skipped! You will be supporting World Vision’s projects in South Sudan and Somalia, to provide food and livelihoods assistance for children and families affected by natural disasters and the pandemic.

In the workshop of "Life Auction", participants learnt not to take food and water for granted.

More starving children and families will receive help as you donate the money you saved from a meal you skipped. Invite your friends and colleagues to join this good cause with you!

Details

Targets

Corporations, organisations and churches in Macau

Event period

Feb – May 2022

Application

  1. Call us on (853) 2835 2740 during February to May 2022 for registration
  2. Donate MOP100 or more
  3. Each participant will receive a Famine sticker after the donation is confirmed
  4. Participants can decide when to skip a meal, and put on the sticker to let others know they are skipping a meal
  5. Organisation or corporate groups will receive a Famine Certificate showing the total meals skipped


10-Hour Self-Famine

Due to the pandemic, this year's 10-Hour Famine Camp will be done in the format of self-famine as participants choose their own place to fast. They may experience hunger and understand more about the issue with the Famine Challenge Pack provided by World Vision, which contains challenges, experiential activity materials, energy boosters, and videos as well as other resources related to hunger and poverty. Take part and spread hope to starving children!

Targets

Macau residents

Date

15 May 2022 (Sunday)

Suggested time

10:00am – 8:00pm

Minimum Fundraising Amount

Primary/Secondary school students or under: MOP150 per person
Adults: MOP350 per person

Application deadline: 28 April 2022 (To confirm your registration, please submit the minimum fundraising amount, bank-in slip and your application form on or before the deadline.)

Participants will receive a ceramic bowl gift set (set of 2) sponsored by Coca-Cola if they raise MOP3,000 or above.

Participants will receive a 20-inch-tall giant glass bottle (collector’s edition) sponsored by Coca-Cola if they raise MOP5,000 or above.

Register Now

  1. Please read the application guidelines carefully.
  2. Download the application form (in Chinese) or obtain it at the following locations.
    [Distribution points: Royal Supermarket, Tai Fung Bank, Le Casa, Anyone Tea, Livraria Seng Kwong, Kong Seng, World Vision of Macau Association]
  3. Send your completed application form and your donation to World Vision of Macau Association. You may choose to:
    • Return it to our office in person at Rua de Abreu Nunes No. 6, Edf. lao Lun, 1 Andar A, Macau (Map), or
    • Mail your cheque or bank-in slip to P.O. Box 530, Macau, indicating “10-Hour Self-Famine” on the envelope

Preparing for Famine Camp

  1. Write a post on your Facebook/Instagram/WeChat, saying “I am joining 10-Hour Self-Famine!” to encourage your friends to learn about the needs of impoverished children.
  2. Like “World Vision Hong Kong” on Facebook and follow “worldvisionhongkong” on Instagram as well as “worldvisionmacau” on WeChat to stay tuned with us.

Application Guidelines

  1. Please allow enough time for fundraising.
  2. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the right to decline applications that have not reached the minimum fundraising amount. Applications and donations received will not be returned.
  3. No onsite application will be accepted. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the right to verify campers' identification.
  4. Campers should be mindful of personal health status. Children, pregnant women and patients should consult their doctors if they have doubts about participating in this event. World Vision of Macau Association will not be responsible for any injury or death resulting from the event.
  5. Acceptance for participation is not transferable.
  6. Should the event be cancelled due to bad weather condition or any other reason, please fast on your own. Collected donations will not be refunded.
  7. Please see registration letter for further reminders about the Famine Camp.
  8. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the right to decide on the acceptance of applications and on activity arrangements.

Donate Now

Proceeds from Macau Famine this year will be used to support World Vision’s projects in South Sudan and Somalia to provide food and livelihoods assistance for starving children and families affected by natural disasters and the pandemic.

HK$350

Provide training to 3 farmers on agronomic practices, including pest management and climate-smart agriculture in South Sudan

HK$700

Provide farming tools and seeds for 1 impoverished family in Somalia to grow food and improve livelihoods

HK$1,400

Subsidise the cost of rehabilitation of community irrigation system to enable effective farming and sustained yield during dry season in South Sudan




You may also donate via the following channels:

E-donation

If you have applied for online banking of Bank of China, you may donate via your "BOCNET (Personal)" account

  1. Log in to your account and select “Donation”
  2. Under "Charities", select "World Vision" > "Specified Program" > "Macau Famine"

Direct Bank-in*

Tai Fung Bank

  • MOP: 201-1-07025-2
  • HKD: 101-1-09229-8

Crossed Cheque*

Please make the cheque payable to “World Vision of Macau Association”


*Please mail your bank-in slip or crossed cheque, with your name, contact number and address, to World Vision of Macau Association at P.O. Box 530, Macau, indicating “Macau Famine” on the envelope.




Endorsement from the honorary supporting committee (Chinese only)



Become a Volunteer

We are recruiting volunteers to provide logistic and operation support for Macau Famine. Join us now! Together we make the world a better place for everyone!

Volunteer Application

Complete and return the application form

Enquires

Please contact our Public Education Department on (853) 2843 5335






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