Apart from the name, everything else remains the same. The instructions, and the event itself, are all a continuation of the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge that’s been around for nearly 50 years.
While the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge began in response to the Ethiopian famine, the campaign has evolved over the years to support a variety of causes, from the Syrian Refugee Crisis to the Global Water Crisis. The incredible Kiwi kids who take part support so much more than famines, and our new name reflects this.

The new name also better reflects the way young people are choosing to take part. From a 40 hour film festival to 40 hours in a gondola, every year we are blown away by the courage and creativity of young people in coming up with new challenge ideas.

We are making this change as a positive step into the future.
We do not promote or recommend no-eating challenges or food restriction of any kind. This includes restriction or labelling of so-called ‘bad’ or ‘unhealthy’ foods. We recommend adult/parental supervision and guidance with all challenges. If you have a health condition, please check with your healthcare provider.

All you need to sign up for the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge online is an email address. 

It is easy to get started and set up your fundraising page. You can then personalise your page, your fundraising goal and share your page with your friends and family. It only takes a few minutes.

You can link your page to your school, church or team to reach your fundraising targets together. 

Check out our handy 10 Step Guide for tips to taking part in the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge!