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On 24 May 2024, World Vision Singapore hosted the One Day Without Shoes workshop for primary and secondary students in Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS).Students got to make their own shoes with cardboard and tape, and set off on their walk around campus literally in the shoes of children who live in vulnerable places. 

Once a child labourer, 10-year-old Kawsar is now stepping into school for the very first time. With the help of World Vision, Kawsar and his family embark on a journey towards a promising future.

Faiza, 16 years old, was once a child labourer working in a leather factory. Through World Vision's sewing training programme, Faiza is now shaping her own future with each stitch.

More than 60 youths from various secondary schools, pre-tertiary institutions and universities walked in the shoes of children living in conflict and climate crises at the 30 Hour Famine 2024: Hunger Trials on 18 and 19 May 2024. Against the backdrop of Fort Canning, a major location in Singapore's conflict history, participants joined the signature 30-hour fast from food while completing team-based challenges that enabled them to be more informed and empathetic advocates for vulnerable children.

At just 15, Faith has seen the desperate lengths children will go to for food. She talks of girls who marry the ‘boys on motorbikes’ who ferry passengers around the dry, dusty villages of southern Kenya, because they earn money. Others have ended up pregnant to the motorcyclists, dropping out of school early to become teenage mums.