2PM‘s Junho has been named an honorary ambassador of World Vision‘s “24 Hour Famine” campaign. “24 Hour Famine” is one of World Vision’s most well-known programs that allows participants to experience famine and learn about lives of children and adults who suffer from poverty, diseases, and war in many third-world countries. Currently, “24 Hour Famine” campaign is held in over 20 countries, including Korea, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A, Japan, Germany, and so on.
As the honorary ambassador of the program, Junho will be promoting and participating in “24 Hour Famine” in Korea. If time allows, Junho is planning on participating in “24 Hour Famine” events in other Asian countries. World Vision is hoping that Junho’s participation in various Asian countries would bring more publicities and higher participation rates.
Meanwhile, Junho has been a continuous volunteer and donor at World Vision. In January 2012, Junho returned his first official vacation days in four years and visited Ethiopia with World Vision. During his stay in Ethiopia, Junho visited Elephantiasis patients and enjoyed singing and dancing with local children. He also got a chance to finally meet the child he has been sponsoring for over a year now. After his visit to Ethiopia, Junho started sponsoring another child in Ghana, Africa.
Moreover, Junho has been encouraging of his fans to join him in helping those who are in need. Previously, Junho tweeted about water pollution, lack of drinkable water, and ways to fund a filtered water pump in Ethiopia. His informative twitter post gathered 2PM fans from various countries to organize a fund together to donate two filtered water pumps to Jima-Geneti district in Ethiopia within three weeks of his initial post.
Junho stated, “I want the children I’m helping right now to grow up and be able to help others. As the honorary ambassador of World Vision’s ’24 Hour Famine,’ I want to share the joy and warmth of helping others.” A representative from World Vision Korea commented, “We would like to first thank Junho for always participating in many World Vision activities and campaigns. ’24 Hour Famine’ is an important event that allows teenagers to learn about the human race as one and the sufferings of others in this world. We hope to spread positive energy and the joy of sharing to the rest of the world with the help of Junho.”