I was able to attend a very nice and eye opening press-con of  World Food Programme and Lifeline Foundation. The event focused on the sufferings at the Horn of Africa who is currently suffering from a triple threat of drought, high food prices and conflict, and just recently, Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc. Joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the starving people in the Horn of Africa. 

This is a one-year partnership which was signed last November 10, 2011 together with a donation where they reached funds last August 7 during the Reebok Zigtech Run.
Ms. Betty Romero from Lifeline Foundation and Stephen Anderson, WFP Philippines Country Director. 
Now, Lifeline Foundation is chanelling the support to the areas of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda. 

Ms. Betty Romero said that "This donation demonstrate our solidarity as Filipinos with hard hit populations in Africa, We believe that the Philippines should not only receive aid, but also give assistance where we can."

The Lifeline foundation also has a successful special event called Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run last November 13 at the Westgate Center, Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang in which 100% of the proceeds of the run goes directly to WFP.

But it doesn't stop there, Lifeline Foundation will also organize several fundraising activities throughout the year in coordination with the students of Lifeline Foundation South City Central School. One cool fund raising they will do is the 'Casual Dress Day' - We all know the students love a day out of uniform, this day the students pay 50 US cents or roughly around P 21.50 to wear casual clothes instead of their school uniform. (Cool idea, I say). The 50 US cents through WFP can feed a child or a mother for a day.

Just for the information of everyone, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year on the average, WFP feeds more that 90 million people in more that 70 countries. 
WFP is currently running operations in five countries in the Horn of Africa and it currently reaches 7.7 million drought affected people and over 13 million people with drought and conflict in Somalia. 
"I am extremely proud to witness the start of this unique partnership in which a Filipino grass-roots organization is supporting the cause of hungry people half way around the world," said Stephen Anderson, WFP Philippines Country Director. "The situation at the Horn of Africa remains critical and every cent counts."

Few pictures of the event below and more here and at the Lifeline Foundation fan page here


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