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Boy shows appetite for helping poor
Hong Kong Standard
Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Leo Yeung Hoi-leung is only six, but he has a grown-up's vision on how to help the world.

So he joined the 30-Hour Famine, a charity event at the Aberdeen Sports Ground, where some 3,500 participants went without food for 30 hours.

All the campers had were two bottles of water and two packs of soya milk each, but they were monitored by medical experts.

The annual World Vision project is hoping to raise HK$16 million this year to buy drought-resistant seeds and farming facilities for Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

"I will have food afterward," Yeung said during his fast. "But children in Africa are worried about food every day."

Yeung's mother, Cheng Ming, who has been taking part in the event for the past 12 years, said she hopes the experience will pave the way for his son to develop a compassionate streak and help the needy in the future.

He is, at the very least, off to a good start.




 





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