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Going the extra mile to fight trafficking

Runners compete in Hong Kong Race
Photo: Steven Lai

Malaysian students are planning to raise awareness and funds for the fight against trafficking this November.

With a series of events around Asia, the “24 Hour Race” is coming to Malaysia for the first time this year, after 4 years in Hong Kong.

The Star reports: “In each country, 20-30 school teams of seven to nine runners will take part in the endurance race relay, taking turns to run non-stop laps for 24 hours.

Over 250 runners will be taking part and 800 students are expected to attend a carnival held in conjunction with RTST.

Among the beneficiaries of the event are Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (Suka Society), Freedom Matters, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation and Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) Singapore.

All the beneficiaries are involved in prevention and rehabilitation work for human trafficking victims in Malaysia, Nepal, Northern India and Cambodia.”

The event will come to Singapore on 15 November 2014, and StopTraffickingSG will be there to cheer them on. We’ll see you at the finish line!

To donate please visit the Just Giving website: http://www.justgiving.com/company/runningtostopthetraffik/

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