World Vision strives to help vulnerable children go further in life by ensuring they can learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment. Many strides have been made in protecting children over the years, but that progress is being threatened by the pandemic.
Children who were already vulnerable to violence, exploitation and child labour had their lives thrown into further turmoil by COVID-19. As access to necessities have been cut off and family livelihoods disrupted, millions of children are suffering physically, emotionally and mentally.
Over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum reading proficiency level as a result of COVID-19.1
Up to 85 million more boys and girls worldwide may be exposed to physical, sexual and/or emotional violence.2
Globally, 9 million additional children are at risk of being pushed into child labour by the end of 2022 as a result of the pandemic.3
We won’t sit idly by as children suffer. We’re moving to ensure that children are protected from abuse, neglect and violence, but it will take all of us to make this happen.
It’s time for You and I to #RunForChildren once more!
The #RunForChildren is World Vision Malaysia’s annual 42-minute virtual run!
Why 42 minutes? That’s the number of rights in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights lay out what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and reach their full potential. They apply equally to every child, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religion. Learn more here.
Proceeds from the Run will be channelled to child protection work in Malaysia and overseas to:
Support children’s safety
Call out violence when it occurs
Work with survivors to heal and recover
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Your Runner’s Kit can be mailed to you or collected at:
Date: 13 to 15 May 2022 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: 106 & 108 Ground Floor, Block A,
Kelana Centre Point
Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
You can indicate your preferences on the registration form; we will send more information to you via email.
Here, we recognise those who made a move for children’s rights in the 2021 #RunForChildren. Will you be on the 2022 Wall of Runners? Join us and find out!
1 UNESCO, 2021
2 World Vision International, 2020
3 UNICEF/International Labour Organization, 2021
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