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Walk the World 2006


Walk the World has one goal – to end child hunger by 2015.

We aim to do this by holding an annual worldwide demonstration across the globe called Walk the World. Once a year hundreds of thousands of people in every time zone will take to the streets to call for an end to the needless suffering of hungry children.

Through this global day of action, Walk the World will raise awareness about the 300 million hungry children in this world. Our call will urge policy-makers and governments – whether in rich or poor countries – to focus more funds and resources on feeding children. These people have the power to improve the lives of children all around the globe.

Walk the World also aims to raise funds to finance projects that assist hungry children. Whether from local companies or generous individuals, we know that every contribution helps to ease the suffering of those in need.

Our efforts are linked closely to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). If we end child hunger by 2015, we will have effectively achieved the first MDG – that of halving the number of all hungry people by 2015.

Join us and become part of a historic fight to end child hunger!

Date: 21 May, 2006
Venue: Princess Park, India Gate, New Delhi. (Princess park is the monument between India Gate and the National Stadium)

As an element of this event, WFP India is organising a painting competition for about 2500 children in the National Stadium:

National Stadium -
1530: Registration of participants for painting competition
1615: Painting competition

India Gate -
1715: Assemble at India Gate for the Walk
1730: Walk flagged off
1830: Assemble back in the National Stadium for refreshments and lucky dip

The walk will be flagged off at Princess park, which is right across the famous war memorial India Gate and the President's house. From here walking via Tilak Marg, Bhagawan Das road, Copernicus Marg the walk will end at National Stadium entrance.

To volunteer: for Walk the World 2006, please get in touch with Ranjani Gopinath at ******** or ****** or with Shivani Saran at ****** or ****** All volunteers will be given letters of appreciation for the hours volunteered.

(Note: contact details deleted on request from organisers. Mail doingdelhi at gmail dot com if you want to get in touch with them, and we'll forward the mail.)

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