There are times that I keep asking myself "How am I going to make a difference?" Then an opportunity came. Last November 06, 2010, I became part of the first and largest hunger movement in our country - World Vision's 12-hr famine. As the name implies, participants are going to fast for 12 straight hours. No solid food intake.
Fast forward to November 19, 2011. World Vision held its second famine campaign at the Ynares Sports Arena. Thousands of youth have participated and I'm so glad that I'm one of those youth who took part in this fight against hunger. But some people would ask, why starve for 12 hours? It's simple. This 12-hr famine campaign wants us to feel and realize the hardships experienced by those who suffer from hunger due to certain circumstances. Indeed the feeling was not a joke. A lot of realizations and lessons came up after the 12-hr famine event.
On a personal note, I did not just participate but I also volunteered as an assistant facilitator for the learning activities. It was my most fulfilling day so far and it was one of the proudest moments of my life. So to the whole World Vision staff, I am very grateful to be part of such a great advocacy and to the people who helped me raise funds so I can donate to the needy, I can't thank you enough for sharing your blessings.
Cheers to the success of 12-hr famine! Till the next famine campaigns. :)))
Now, I'm a CERTIFIED HUNGER-FIGHTER! I got my answers. I made a difference and I can attest that starving has never felt this good!