Millions of young people. 24 hours. The end of slavery.
We are Diocesan Boys' School Team 1, and we are running in the 24 Hour Race 2016 to fight against modern-day slavery. We need your help in our mission, which has united students and youth groups across four major cities – Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul – to come together annually and run the 24 Hour Race. Us coming together is a symbolic move and stands as a connected/united bellowing rejection of one of the most despicable and abhorrent illicit industries: Slavery.
The 24 Hour Race is Asia’s largest student-led initiative. Since its inception, it has become a government registered charity, raised HK$6.4 million, and involved more than 1,500,000 youths. Achievements through money raised from previous Races include shutting down 10+ brothels and two trafficking routes, integrating, rehabilitating and reaching out to 4,000 slaves (10% of the slaves being reached out to annually worldwide), and jailing more than ten traffickers and ringleaders.
However, this fight is far from over.
1. R4C’s FAB Hospitality School and Community Development Project, which will go towards a vocational training school in rural communities to educate them on the mass guises, facades, and consequences of slavery.
2. TER’s Search and Rescue Program, which focuses on rescuing victims of human trafficking and relocating them to aftercare shelters.
This year, the Race aims to raise HK$3.2 million, and double the number of participants compared to 2015.
Our team consists of the following passionate runners dedicated to this cause:
· Leung Chun Fung Andy
· Yip Cheuk Lam Martin
· Mak Ryan
· Lau Yik Ming Michael
· Poon Jonathan Keith
· Hau Ho Lun Anson
· Ho Chun Yin Anson
· Ma Chin Fung Aiden
· Leung Ka Chun Vincent
As a team, our fundraising target is $48,000. We hope to be able to make a difference in breaking the cycle of chains. This year, our school has registered 1 team and we are collectively seeking to make a difference by coming together.
Now we would like to invite you to join the fight. How can you help?
Donate any amount you wish on this page, and know that your money will go towards the fight against slavery.
Share this message and spread awareness wherever and whenever you can.
Show up and show your support! This year, the Race will be happening at 1 Lugard Road from 9am 19th November to 9am 20th November. We hope to see you there.
Diocesan Boys' School Team 1
Besides GIVE, we have received HKD 1,350.00 from other sources.