Let’s run so children can go further!

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!

What is the #RunForChildren?

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

How It Works
1. Register – RM60 per participant

Sign up as an individual or register with your friends and family! Participants under 18 will need their parents’ permission.

2. Get paired with a child

At #RunForChildren, you’ll be running for a child – the one on your runner’s bib!

3. Collect your Runner’s Kit

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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.

4. You’re ready to run!

A virtual run is one that you can complete at any time, place or pace. Between 15 - 31 May 2022, put on your official Run t-shirt and gear, then run, jog or walk for 42 minutes!

5. Share on social media

Upload a photo of yourself with your runner’s bib with the hashtag #RunForChildren and tag us at @worldvisionmsia on Instagram or @World Vision Malaysia on Facebook.

6. Take it a step further

Through World Vision's Child Sponsorship Programme you can continue protecting children like the one on your runner’s bib and give them everything they need to go further in life.

Sponsor a child here on our website or email us at [email protected]

 

Supporting partner:
Sponsors:

2021 Wall of Runners

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!

Sources:

1 UNESCO, 2021

2 World Vision International, 2020

3 UNICEF/International Labour Organization, 2021

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