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Nothing but Nets 2017

Date: 2017-06-17


Nothing but Nets 2017 - Send a net. Save a life! 愛孩子,捐蚊帳。

The kick-off ceremony was successfully held on 17 June 2017 at Fortune Metropolis Hung Hom.  JCI Hong Kong has continuously supported this charity campaign for five years.  We have committed to raise public awareness and funds to purchase, transport and distribute mosquito nets in Africa to families as well as to educate communities on the proper use of nets for best protection.  We are happy to witness the progress on how the campaign can help to save the life.  In collaboration with UN foundation and other global partners, the malaria mortality rate in young children fell by estimated 35% between 2010-2015.

Hosted by JCI Lantau, it is the first time to hold the kick-off ceremony at shopping mall. It provided a chance for gaining more public exposure through this platform. Organizing committee aimed to add more elements to the program in order to raise more public awareness in different ways

The kick-off ceremony was not only supported by JCI members, it also attracted many passers-by to witness and support the events. As per the opening speech of National President Teresa Poon, “In 2015, there were an estimated 292,000 malaria deaths occurred in children aged under 5 in Africa. If it occurred in Hong Kong, we must not allow this to happen! Let’s take action together! Send a net, save a life!”.