July 15, 2024

World Vision South Africa will be hosting its first ever It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children 5.5km Run/Walk at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday, 13 May 2017. Starting at 7:30am, the run or walk is open to the entire family, with all proceeds going towards the protection of vulnerable children across the country – entry fees are R150 per adult and R100 for children under 12 (babies under two are free) and include entry to the zoo.

The It Takes a World To End Violence Against Children 5.5km Run/Walk is one of several child protection fundraising and awareness initiatives held in support of World Vision International’s global It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children worldwide campaign. The campaign aims to catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. Violence affects more than one billion children across the globe and 120 million girls under the age of 20 have been subjected sexual violence and exploitation says World Vision International.

Comments Paula Barnard, national director of World Vision South Africa: “World Vision’s It Takes a World To End Violence Against Children campaign emphasises that no one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone. “As a result, we decided to host our first 5.5km run or walk to highlight how important it is that we stand together to protect our country’s most vulnerable children. We hope to make it a regular fixture to raise important awareness and funds for South Africa’s children.”

To enter World Vision’s It Takes a World To End Violence Against Children 5.5km Run/Walk please go to www.worldvision.co.za and click on the event banner. You can also enter on the day. Please visit World Vision’s Facebook page @WorldVisionSouthAfrica or Instagram @worldvisionsouth for regular updates and use the hashtag #KeepChildrenSafe to promote the event on social media platforms.


For more information on the global initiative visit http://www.wvi.org/ittakesaworld.

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