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Fight Hunger: WALK THE WORLD @ sentosa this weekend

Postby guest 1 » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 3:20 pm

Singapore's WALK THE WORLD will be held at Sentosa Island on 12 June, 2005, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

This is your chance to make a difference and contribute to the Millenium Campaign and the fight against world poverty!

Walk the World is a global annual event promoted by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to raise the awareness and the funds needed to help end child hunger. As the world's largest humanitarian agency, WFP provides food aid to an average of 90 million people, including 56 million hungrychildren, in more than 80 countries. Last year, 40,000 people walked on 20 June in over 70 countries, and raised enough money to fund school meals for over 30,000 school children in developing countries. With your help, numbers this year can be doubled to move one step closer to permanently eradicating child hunger. On 12 June, you can take a greater step to end child hunger by joining more than 50,000 others to literally Walk the World to raise the awareness and funds needed to permanently end child hunger.

Register now and learn more about the event at

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Postby Rosh » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 11:34 am

I think rather than walk to end poverty(which is by itself an essential ingredient for a peaceful world) .... we need to be more specific.

Just giving money to the poor as hand outs and feeling good yourself don't help to end world poverty.

We need to campaign for debt relief for poor countries and transparency in the way foreign aid is given out, especially by rich nations and non-governmental organisations. Too much of it is wasted in 'boomerang aid' ..where the money comes back to the rich countries for supplying goods and services (highly paid consultants). Lately fundemantalist religious organisations in the West (particularly from the US) have been using aid for 'unethical' conversions and evangelism in poor countries.

These unethical activities both by religious groups and nations need to be checked before we can make a difference to the world we live in.


Postby Margie » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 2:27 pm


This event is a step in the rigth direction. They don't want money, they just want you to show up.

The Walk the World event is in support of the main objective of the Millenium Campaign: to encourage citizens around the world in their efforts to hold governments accountable for the promises they made at the September 2000 Millennium Summit.

For a refreshing take on the topic, check out The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs.

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