While we may live in one version of reality where we can have our basic needs met,
many children in vulnerable​ contexts do not live in this same reality.

What is reality like for them?

Find out at the first-ever hybrid edition of the 30 Hour Famine.

 

For these children,
every crisis is a hunger crisis.

 

This May, take a step into the different realities of vulnerable children around the world and live a day in their shoes. Embark on experiential virtual missions in the multiverse and be immersed in the day-to-day sights, sounds, and struggles of children surviving in the most hard-to-reach and dangerous places – all while completing our classic 30-hour fast from food.

 

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
Daily from 10am to 8pm!

 

 

WHAT'S MORE

 

 

ENTER THE MULTIVERSE

1. Register for the 30 Hour Famine and receive your Mission Card.
2. Scan the code on the card to reveal your daily missions.
3. Connect with us over Instagram when you’ve completed your missions!

 

Read more about previous editions of the 30 Hour Famine on our blog or 
travel back in time to see what we achieved during the 2021 edition of the 30 Hour Famine!

Get updates on the 30 Hour Famine and other World Vision Youth initiatives from our Instagram account!

Follow us at @worldvisionyouthsg

Frequently Asked Questions

A: World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to addressing the needs of vulnerable children and families worldwide, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, or nationality. Through a combination of relief, development, and advocacy programmes being implemented in about 100 countries around the world, World Vision works in partnership with disadvantaged communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential. We also work in conjunction with the affiliated programmes and specialised agencies of the United Nations, including the World Food Programme, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and UNICEF, on issues that have an impact on the safety, health, and developmental potential of children. Our programmes address a range of essential needs that have a critical bearing on the livelihoods of poor families and the well-being of children. 

 

The 30 Hour Famine is a youth event organised annually by World Vision. Various editions of this event are held across the world in countries where World Vision works every year, and collectively form an international movement for youth to make a stand together against hunger and poverty. In Singapore, the event places a unique emphasis on experiential learning, so that youth may walk in the shoes of poor communities in developing regions, and become more informed and empathetic advocates for these communities. Participants from secondary schools to tertiary institutions in Singapore come together to challenge themselves to fast for 30 hours while negotiating a series of educational challenges and service activities. The result is a deeper appreciation of the struggles of vulnerable children and families who have to go without food for much longer than 30 hours.

This year’s 30 Hour Famine: #ChildrenoftheMultiverse will allow Singaporean youth to walk in the shoes of children living in various vulnerable contexts such as in slums, in conflict zones, and amidst climate disasters, by taking on experiential challenges to understand their daily lives. As participants learn about and empathise with their struggles, the 30 Hour Famine will deepen their understanding of the struggles faced by vulnerable children and families as a result of inequality, conflict, and climate change, nurture a sense of compassion and social justice, and provide guidance on the ways in which they can play a part to make a meaningful difference.

This year, there will be no physical camp for the 30 Hour Famine, but we will be holding our first hybrid event! We will be running most activities online on Instagram, with missions released on 27 - 29 May. There will be a mystery event on Day 3 that will require participants to join us on-site at a secret location to complete their final task! Stay tuned to the event website to find out more!

Yes! Our signature 30-hour fast from solid food returns in 2022, coupled with various experiential missions for participants to take on in their journey to building a better world in which all children can live and grow to their fullest potential. More details will be released during the daily mission briefings.

Missions will be released at the start of every day! Agents can access these missions using their Mission Card, which will be issued to them before the start of the 30 Hour Famine.

There will be a mix of individual and team challenges! You will not need to create a team Instagram account for team challenges. Instead, nominate one member to post and tag all the team members in your submissions for completed missions! For individual challenges, you may use your personal account. Please ensure that all accounts are public on 27 - 29 May.

Participants will have to submit an Instagram post with photos proving task completion. All posts and videos must be uploaded with a set of hashtags that will be provided to you and tagged @worldvisionyouthsg.

We will not be gathering together at the same time on the last day for the final task, in the light of the need for public health precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The mystery event on Day 3 will unfold over a time frame of several hours. During this period, participants can come down to the event venue at any point to complete the final task.

We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ensure a safe 30 Hour Famine experience for all participants! Do follow our Instagram account @worldvisionyouthsg and look out for any updates!

Our friendly World Vision staff and volunteers will be on-site during the event on Day 3 to help guide participants on the safe-distancing guidelines in place!

We will send you an email within 1 week after the end of the event to inform you if you have successfully completed your missions for the 30 Hour Famine. Please be patient with us. 

If you successfully complete the 30 Hour Famine, you will receive an e-certificate via e-mail!

Anyone aged 13-30 years old is welcome to register! For those not within the age range who are interested, do contact us at youth@worldvision.org.sg.

Sign up on our registration form here.

You will be prompted to make an online payment (using eNETS or debit/credit card) upon submitting your 30 Hour Famine registration form on our website. If you would like to make payment through PayNow or bank transfer, please submit the form and drop an e-mail to youth@worldvision.org.sg requesting alternative payment modes (please provide your name and e-mail address, as entered into the registration form).

All registration fees are non-refundable, but you do have the option of identifying another person who can attend the event in your place.

While you may be able to access some of the missions via our social media accounts, you will not receive our mission package, and we will be unable to issue a certificate of completion along with any prizes or merchandise we will be distributing.