Walk to help children

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 May, 2007, 12:00am

More than 300 people took part in a walkathon to raise funds for malnourished children in poor regions around the world.

Co-organised by Clariant, a multinational chemical company, and the United Nations, the walk aimed to raise public awareness of child poverty and starvation.

This is the second year the company has organised the global charity walk.

More than 1,000 Clariant employees, their families and officials from the United Nations World Food Programme hit the trails last Sunday.

Money raised from the two-hour long walk will go towards the food programme and education.

'While providing for the nutritional needs of poor children, we strive to help children receive basic education in their hometowns. Only through empowering them through education would they be able to sustain themselves after they grow up,' said James Morris, executive director of World Food Programme.




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