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Are you a courageous and responsible young individual with a heart for the less fortunate? Do you often take on your daily responsibilities fearlessly? When faced with something you're passionate about, will you not hesitate to get involved even if there will be obstacles standing in your way? If you are someone who feels strongly about social responsibility and human ethics, believe in justice and is willing to stand up for the vulnerable, you just might be who we're looking for!



The 300-day advocacy challenge

Being a 30-Hour Famine Advocate requires you to commit to a 300-day challenge. The four selected Famine Advocates will join us on a World Vision Study Tour as we visit one of our Area Development Programmes in Sri Lanka. The one week trip will allow you to witness firsthand how our community development work effectively changes the lives of the vulnerable. After that, you will be equipped to advocate for those in need through a series of training. Throughout the 300 days as a Famine Advocate, you will use your voice and influence to encourage others to join us on this journey of eradicating poverty.



Be courageous and take a stand against poverty!

To be a 30-Hour Famine Advocate, you need to:

  • Have participated in at least one installation of the 30-Hour Famine and be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Be passionate about social issues and global issues affecting the poor
  • Possess good moral values, believe in justice and willing to contribute your time and energy
  • Be a keen learner and practice humility
  • Be comfortable with public speaking, and an effective writer (English or Mandarin, or both)
  • Participate in a World Vision Study Tour to Sri Lanka from 6 to 14 January 2019

Take up the challenge today and sign up here!

Last day to register: 24 October 2018


Your step-by-step guide to being a Famine Advocate

Preliminary Round:
Please email all the following documents and materials to or mail them to 106 &108 Ground Floor, Block A, Kelana Centre Point, Jalan SS 7/19, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

  1. Record a 3-minute video introducing yourself and share an experience that required you to step out of your comfort zone and be brave.
  2. Prepare a short write-up on the changes you’ve experienced after participating in the 30-Hour Famine (word limit: maximum 500 words if written in Chinese and maximum 300 words if written in English).
  3. Fill in and submit the 30-Hour Famine Advocate Form.

Applicants will be notified of the results and details of the next round via email by the end of October 2018.

Round Two: Group Interview
20 applicants will be shortlisted to undergo a group interview at the World Vision Malaysia office.
Applicants will be notified of the results and details of the next round via email in early November 2018.

Round Three: Final interview
The final 10 shortlisted applicants will go through a round of individual interviews at the World Vision Malaysia office. The four 2019 Famine Advocates will be selected based on their overall performance (from preliminary round to round three).
Successful applicants will be notified via email by mid November 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicola Lim or Hannah Ong at (03) 7800 0899.

Note: All 2019 Famine Advocates are required to go for a one-week World Vision Study Tour to Sri Lanka from 6 to 14 January 2019. Expenses for the trip including round-trip flights, travel insurance, visa fee, accommodation, local transportation and regular meals will be covered by World Vision Malaysia. Famine Advocates will be responsible for all other personal expenses.

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development, and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

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