Filipino youth chose to experience famine for a good cause last September 29, 2012. World Vision, a non-government organization promoting child sponsorship programs, is leading a youth movement to fight child hunger by abstaining from food for 12 hours. World Vision’s cause is to raise children to experience a full life and one of the ways they create awareness and gather support is their annual 12 Hour Famine event.
The Famine Program is World Vision’s global youth campaign against hunger for more than 20 years in countries like US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and Korea among others. Other countries have their versions of the 24-hour, 30-hour and even 40-hour Famine events. In the Philippines, it’s World Vision’s 3rd year to engage the youth through the 12-hour Famine campaign.
True Love Waits Philippines joined World Vision in support of their advocacy to rally youth to care for others. As with previous events World Vision events, True Love Waits set up a booth and interacted with people passing by and engaging them in small talks about love, sex, and relationships.