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Hunger is one of the most severe global issues — but  if the right actions are taken, it can actually be solved.

This was one of the main reasons why a group of student leaders, the Ambassadors of Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore, decided to collaborate with World Vision for our annual charity project.

Our campaign was called ‘ACS International Beats Hunger Together’ and it aimed to help vulnerable children in Tien Lu, Vietnam.

Before my trip to Phnom Penh, I remember feeling a pervasive sense of cynicism and weariness about the world. 2016 was a trying year, especially with it being characterised by all the chaos and political turmoil that many around the world had to endure. The disillusionment was omnipresent, and as much as I hate to admit, it seemed as if our humanity was on the edge of destruction.

On 8-11 December 2016, we participated in the Youth For Change Conference, organised by World Vision (WV), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This event aimed to equip youths with skills and knowledge to enact real change, and to connect like-minded youths all over the world.

“Since the demise of my husband more than five years ago, I struggled with life – I could not adequately provide for my children. Most of them dropped out of school because I could not afford it,” says Elizabeth, 65, widow and mother to seven children.

Amidst the struggles faced by these three generations, hope came when her grand-children got sponsored.

“I feel alone and left out whenever I see children with their mothers and wonder what life would be like with my mom around,” says Nica, with her head bowed. “There would be so much more love. I wish she was here to care for me and help me with my school assignments.”

Being motherless is the least of Nica’s concerns when her family struggles to survive daily.

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