By Janelle Tai, club service director for the Interact Club of Wesley Methodist School, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fasting from food and drinks except for plain water may sound like an impossible feat for us food-loving Wesleyans, but that’s exactly what we did on one weekend earlier this year for a totally worthwhile cause.
We organized our 30-hour famine camp in conjunction with World Vision Malaysia with the theme of “Fight Hunger!” In total, 120 students and 5 teacher advisors took part. We had an amazing time. The morning started off with a few ice breakers. Then, everyone headed outdoors for more vigorous activities. The highlight of the night was our Mystery Game.
Through this event, the Interact Club, with the help of our sponsor, the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja, managed to raise a staggering amount of about $3,470 thanks to generous donations by the campers, out of which 100 percent will be channeled to World Vision Malaysia to assist those in need, rebuild homes, and construct better water supply systems. Thanks to this event, many more people will be blessed with clean food and water, as well as safer homes to live in.
We are especially grateful to our principal for allowing us to have this camp, the teacher advisors who starved alongside us, the participants who donated generously and agreed to run around on empty stomachs, and especially the Interactors who organized the camp.
Adapted with permission from the Wesley Methodist School Interact Club blog