BENEFITING: United Nations Foundation
Junior Chamber International (JCI) United Penang is a non-profit youth leadership development organization affiliated to JCI Malaysia. The organization’s objective is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing opportunities for young people to develop their leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. We are creative and bold leaders between 18 – 40 years old representing countless occupations. We develop new skills while contributing to our communities, laying new foundation and establishing new business and social network.
Currently, we are planning on a project called "JCI Nothing But Nets – Save Child Life, Count You In" on July 2013. This is a global, grassroots campaign organized by United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funding to fight Malaria. JCI is one of the partners in this program. For your information, malaria is a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Based on the research, every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from Malaria, most of the child are under the age of five.
The objective of this project is to create greater public awareness of the danger malaria poses in Africa. To reduce the number of child died under Malaria, we would like to have a fund raising activity to educate public and to gather all the donations to buy nets for the Africa child. The price of a net cost USD 10.00.
"Send a net, Save a life"
"Together we can cover a continent"