Celebrate your 5th Birthday…Again

The Idea

Gather your 30 Hour Famine group members and have them bring in pictures from when they were 5 years old. Set up a booth themed as a fifth birthday. Bring balloons, hats and birthday candles. You can discuss the importance of why every child deserves to celebrate a fifth birthday and yet many children do not get that chance. Whether a student joins the Famine or not, ask them to send a Tweet or Facebook message for World Health Day.

Here are some example tweets you can use:

  • On #WorldHealthDay, I am standing with the 6.6 million children who needlessly die before their 5th b-day. #seehunger
  • I’m joining 30 Hour Famine because malnutrition is linked to a third of all child deaths. #seehunger #WorldHealthDay
  • I want Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #WorldHealthDay #seehunger
  • Thx @PMharper for leading the fight to improve child and maternal health. Let’s keep it up beyond 2015. #beyond5 #WorldHealthDay

Here’s an example of a Facebook Message you can use:

  • It’s #WorldHealthDay – let’s encourage Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #seehunger.

What you’ll need

  • Birthday supplies (balloons, hats, birthday candles, cake).
  • A picture from when you were around 5 years old.
  • Posters promoting 30 Hour Famine and World Health Day.
  • Laptop with WIFI for people to sign up to your 30 Hour Famine Group.
  • A small handout with the Tweets, posts, and hashtags people can share.

More Facts, Stats and stories on the beyond5 campaign site

Step Up To The Plate

The Idea

Gather with your 30 Hour Famine group and cut out and create giant cardboard plates. On the plate will be the message “Step up to the plate for child hunger”. In your schools, approach students and teachers and ask them to “Step up to the plate” to help end preventable child deaths by joining the Famine and recognizing World Health Day. Whether a student joins the Famine or not, ask them to Tweet or Facebook message for World Health Day.

Here are a few examples of Tweets that you can use:

  • Thx @PMharper for leading the fight to improve child and maternal health. Let’s keep it up beyond 2015. #beyond5 #WorldHealthDay
  • On #WorldHealthDay, I am standing with the 6.6 million children who needlessly die before their 5th b-day. #seehunger
  • I’m joining 30 Hour Famine because malnutrition is linked to a third of all child deaths. #seehunger #WorldHealthDay
  • I want Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #WorldHealthDay #seehunger

Here’s an example Facebook Message you can use:

  • It’s #WorldHealthDay – let’s encourage Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #seehunger.

What You’ll Need

  • Cardboard cut out’s that look like plates and markers.
  • Posters promoting 30 Hour Famine and World Health Day.
  • Laptop with WIFI for people to sign up to your 30 Hour Famine Group.
  • A small handout with the Tweets and posts people can share. 

Skip A Lunch

The Idea

As a famine group or as an individual, you can share the fact that you are skipping a lunch to be in solidarity with the many children who miss a meal each day.

  • Set up a booth in your cafeteria on in an area with a lot of traffic and share the message that it is World Health Day and you want to see children all around the world grow up to be healthy.
  • You can explain that many children to not get the nutrition they need early in life. One in four of the world’s children (173 million) are stunted because of this.
  • You can also hand out cookies to draw students to your table.

Share the message that by joining the 30 Hour Famine, they can be in solidarity with those who go without enough or proper food. Have a sign up sheet for the Famine at your booth.

Whether a student joins the Famine or not, ask them to send a Tweet or Facebook message for World Health Day that asks our Canadian government to be a leader on child health.

Here are some example tweets they can use:

  • Thx @PMharper for leading the fight to improve child health. Let’s keep our commitments going beyond 2015. #beyond5 #WorldHealthDay
  • On #WorldHealthDay, I am standing with the 6.6 million children who needlessly die before their 5th b-day. #seehunger
  • I’m joining 30 Hour Famine because malnutrition is linked to a third of all child deaths. #seehunger #WorldHealthDay
  • I want Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #WorldHealthDay #seehunger

Here’s an example of a Facebook post they can use:

  • It’s #WorldHealthDay – let’s encourage Canada to continue to help end preventable child deaths around the world. #seehunger

What You’ll Need

  • Posters promoting 30 Hour Famine and World Health Day.
  • Laptop with WIFI for people to sign up to your 30 Hour Famine Group.
  • A small handout with the Tweets, posts, and hashtags people can share. 
  • Snacks can help draw people to your booth!

Can You Spare Some Change

Written by Lisa – World Vision Youth Ambassador

Since Becoming a WV Youth Ambassador…

I’ve felt this warm, fuzzy feeling inside me. What is that feeling you may ask? POWER!!!

I believe power can be a good thing. In this sense it is! Since becoming an Ambassador I feel like i have the Power to change the world. We all do! But now I’m only more aware of my influence in change.

I lead a busy life. I’m in grade 12, therefore I have to decide what I want to do with my life. I have to apply to Universities, apply for scholarships, etc. I’m also involved in at least 9 different extra-curricular clubs, as well as I take 2 dance classes a week and I am currently rehearsing for a musical that opens next Friday. There are a million times a week when I just want to crash and go to the movies with friends, but I just don’t have the time.

At times it feels meaningless. But being a part of a huge organization like World Vision makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger, like I’m not just working my butt off for just me, like my efforts can create a ripple effect that can cause a positive tsunami. And when those waves come crashing down on foreign shores, instead of running inside, shutting the blinds, and picking out a prom dress, I can be the one reaching out and helping others. I can be the one who identifies the problem, rallies the troops, and gets the job done! And the ones who realize they have that power, the power to empower, are the ones who will create change.

Check out Lisa’s Blog

Hello I Am Tomorrow

And so are you.

Together we can change the world. Make a difference.
We don’t have to wait until we are all grown up because we are tomorrow…today.

I am ten years old, and plan to share things I’m passionate about through interviews and information so that you too can get involved and together we can make tomorrow a happy place to be!

Be tomorrow. Check out Hello. I am Tomorrow. Today! Hello. I am Tomorrow.

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