Concern FAST Challenge
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Join a dedicated team of volunteers (aged 16 - 18) championing Concern's work in their schools.
Our ambassadors will take on a sponsored 24-hour food FAST or 24-hour digital FAST challenge, as well as encouraging the school community to help raise money through other exciting fundraising events or activities to support some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
The matched funding as part of UK Aid Match will go towards supporting our work in the Central African Republic to help more children get the nutritious food and healthcare they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
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Mum Alida and her only child, 14-month-old Fiobona (pictured), live in one of the world’s hungriest places - the Central African Republic. Ongoing conflict since 2012 has driven over a million people from their homes.
Villages and farmland have been left abandoned. When people return, many do not have seeds to plant, or are reluctant to plant crops without a stable future. As a result, crop production has dropped, food prices have increased, and many people are left without reliable access to food.
Fiobona was one of those not getting enough nutritious food to thrive. A Concern health worker discovered she weighed only 6.2 kilos and was severely acutely malnourished. Her mum, Alida, took her to a Concern-supported health centre where she received ready-to-use therapeutic food to help her daughter recover.
Within four months, Fiobona had gained almost a kilo and was out of danger.
Her mum told us:
I believe that the help and advice that Concern is providing my child and me will help improve our lives for the future.
By taking part in the Concern FAST, you can help us make sure that mums and young children like Alida and Fiobona get the food, nutrition and healthcare they need to recover from malnourishment and stay strong and healthy in the long term.
We need your support to help more children like Fiobona. Just £50 could make all the difference, and could provide a full course of life-saving therapeutic food to a malnourished child.
We partner with a range of organisations that share our passion and the results have been fantastic.