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General Questions

The 2018 30-Hour Famine is officially taking place on 21 and 22 July 2018, but you can participate any time if you are an Individual Participant, or according to your DIY Camp.

The Famine Countdown provides a chance for DIY Camps to gather and count down the last 4 hours of their 30-hour fast together. With fun and educational activities lined up, it's an event not to be missed! The Famine Countdown 2018 will be held from 12pm till 4pm on 22 July 2018 at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam.

Most people can safely go without food for 30 hours. However, children below 12 years old, pregnant or nursing women and those with medical conditions are NOT to attempt the full 30-hour fast. Children below 12 can participate in the 8-hour Kidz Famine. If you have any concerns about fasting, please consult your doctor before participating.

The minimum donation required per participant is:
- RM60 for children (aged 12 and below)
- RM100 for students/senior citizens (aged 55 and above)
- RM150 for non-students/working adults

We aim to raise RM2.6million that will be channelled to holistic programmes tackling livelihood and health and nutrition issues by improving access to and knowledge of livelihood skills, financial services and children and maternal health along with other areas of aid. These programmes are implemented in countries World Vision Malaysia is working in such as India, Lesotho, Malaysia and Myanmar.

The programmes we are fundraising for addresses specific problems and we think it best for participants to clearly understand these problems. We want all Famine participants to choose a focus area they can best relate to and are passionate about.

Camp Achievement Lapel Pin

The Camp Achievement Lapel Pin is a form of recognition for all DIY Camp participants who together, have successfully achieved their DIY Camp fundraising target. Only participants (Camp Leader, Committee Members, Campers and Volunteers) with an assigned donation booklet will receive the pin.

The DIY Camp fundraising target is set by your Camp Leader. Do ask them about it!

Your Camp Leader will collect the pins when they return the funds your camp has raised to World Vision Malaysia. After which, they will organise to hand out the pins to their DIY Camp participants.

You are still a famine fighter! We, along with the children that we serve are truly appreciative of your efforts in fighting for your chosen focus area.

Unfortunately, Individual Participants are not eligible for the pin. Do consider joining a DIY Camp - we're sure it'll be a more enriching experience!

Camp Leader

You need to be at least 18 years old, responsible, enjoy working with people, able to motivate others to join you and willing to work to make your camp a success.

You will organise your own DIY Camp - that means selecting your preferred focus area, planning, finding a venue, recruiting participants to join you in this global movement and raising funds. More details will be shared during the Camp Leaders Training Workshop.

Yes, you can. You have up to one week after the Camp Leaders Training Workshop to change your choice.

1. Estimate the number of participants for your camp (inclusive of Camp Leader, Committee Members, Campers and Volunteers; equivalent to the number of donation booklets/box that you will request).
2. Multiply the number of estimated participants with RM 100 (for 30-Hour Famine) or RM60 (for 8-Hour Kidz Famine).

30-Hour Famine
Estimated participants x RM100 = Fundraising target

8-Hour Kidz Famine
Estimated participants x RM60 = Fundraising target

You need a minimum of 10 participants to run a DIY Camp. For camps with 500 - 1,000 participants, Camp Leaders must represent a school, registered organisation/society/company or religious institution and have previous experience in organising a DIY Camp. For camps of more than 1000 participants, the Camp Leader in addition to the above must be supervised by their superior (i.e. teacher/principal/supervisor/religious leader) who will act as his/her Vice Camp Leader. Please note that camp size is subjected to the approval of World Vision Malaysia.

As soon as all funds have been computed and accounted for, you are ready to return the funds to World Vision Malaysia. The final date to return your funds and donation booklets is 5 July 2018.

You will experience the fulfilment of bringing change to the lives of many, especially children, who are living in hunger and poverty. More directly, you will make a difference in the lives of your DIY Camp participants, volunteers and even your own! You will also receive a certificate of acknowledgment for being a Camp Leader.


Click here to pre-register as a Camper. You will be contacted when the official registration opens. The list of open-to-public DIY camps will be announced in May, as DIY Camp Leaders will start Camper recruitment after the Camp Leader Training Workshops in April.

You will be given a donation booklet/box to raise funds for the beneficiaries of this year's 30-Hour Famine. You may only approach your family members, close relatives and friends to raise funds. Public soliciting is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

The 30-Hour Famine has been running in Malaysia for the past 20 years, and many people are aware of this campaign. It is the largest annual advocacy-cum-fundraising campaign in Malaysia. If your family and friends have not heard of it, do share with them about the 30-Hour Famine using the guide on the back of your donation booklet and urge them to learn more through our website.

Yes, you can still be a part of this global movement as an Individual Participant. Click here for more information.

Individual Participant

This option is tailored for those who would like to be part of the 30-Hour Famine but are unable to join a DIY Camp. Instead of fasting in a group, an Individual Participant makes a one-off donation and then chooses a date to personally fast the 30 hours. Do note that Individual Participants will not have access to the Countdown and is not eligible for the Camp Achievement Lapel Pin. Click here for more details on being an Individual Participant.

Registration to be an Individual Participant closes on12 July 2018.

We strongly encourage you to fast from solid foods to get a first-hand experience of what it means to be hungry. It will help you to identify with the children, families and communities we are assisting - in a way you will never forget.

You can do it at a time and place convenient for you.

If you would like to take the time to learn about the issues surrounding hunger and poverty, you can request for our 30-Hour Famine or 8-Hour Kidz Famine educational materials. Just write to us at [email protected]

We would love it if you would share what you learned and your fasting experience with your family members, friends, relatives and others. Encourage them to read up on our work if they have not heard about us.

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