The 30-Hour Famine is a program of World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization established in the 1950s and dedicated to helping children in the world, because “when children have food, shelter and schooling and are protected, valued and loved, a community thrives.”
Each year, World Vision decides which countries will receive funding from the 30-Hour Famine. In 2001, for example, the money went to Rwanda, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Guatemala, Mali, Tanzania and the fund raising countries. In India, the money is being used to rescue children from sweatshops. In Ethiopia, where a drought has swept the land and robbed it of its vegetation, the money is being used for reforestation and soil management programs. Eighty per cent of all money raised goes to help children, with the other 20 per cent spent on staff salaries and marketing to increase awareness of world hunger.
Now that you know about the 30-Hour Famine and the difference it can make for children around the world, what are you going to do? You can visit , learn about the campaigns in your country, register to participate in a 30-Hour Famine and plunge whole-heartedly into your hunger!
【Group】The 30-Hour Famine was started so that people around the world could _____ .
(A)improve children’s lives
(B)participate in more volunteering work
(C)help poor countries do soil management
(D)gain a better understanding of what hunger means