Simply final weekend (24th November), greater than 1,000 secondary college college students in Malaysia ran 24 hours continuous in an effort to boost cash to assist rescue human trafficking victims world wide.
The scholars took half within the 24 Hour Race, an occasion that can also be held yearly in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and the US. This occasion was organised completely by secondary college college students aged 14 to 19.
This yr’s occasion was held on the IGB Worldwide College in Sungai Buloh and the scholars managed to boost RM200,000 with a complete lap run of 15,000 laps. The proceeds of this run will go in the direction of the battle in opposition to human trafficking and support human trafficking victims.
The run was in collaboration with a non-profit organisation, The Exodus Highway, which goals to coach and equip nationwide and native regulation enforcement officers, take away 240 victims and traffickers from the world of human trafficking, and fund 24,000 hours of investigations throughout 2,400 places in a venture often known as Operation 24.
Scholar organiser and Govt Director of the 24 Hour Race, Esha Mardikar, was quoted as saying,
“On an area scale, Malaysia is, sadly, a sizzling mattress of human trafficking. As a significant transportation hub and one of many extra developed nations within the South East Asian area, Malaysia sees a number of human trafficking exercise, be it as a transit hub or as a remaining vacation spot. Sadly, many are nonetheless unaware of the plight of those victims.”
“That is what the 24 Hour Race motion hopes to handle. The motion has allowed college students to search out their voice whereas taking the initiative to guide the battle in opposition to human trafficking.”
We expect this can be a nice initiative, and began by college children, too! Kudos to everybody concerned and we hope the cash raised could make a distinction in a large number of lives world wide.
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