Five world records to be attempted by Iglesia Ni Cristo as launchpad to global action on poverty

Five official attempts to set and break Guinness World Records will be conducted by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) on May 6, 2018 in its effort to amplify awareness and global action on the issue of poverty, specially in Africa.

Watch’s feature on the hunger in Lesotho and South Africa in this link.

The official attempts will be in the following categories:

  • Largest Charity Walk in a Single Venue
  • Largest Charity Walk in Multiple Venues
  • Most Nationalities in a Charity Walk
  • Largest Picture Mosaic Formed by People
  • Largest Human Sentence

Dubbed as the Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty 2018, the event will be held simultaneously in 358 sites located 44 different countries comprised of 18 time zones.

In Manila, this year’s Worldwide Walk will happen at the Roxas Boulevard that will start at 4am from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  Live updates, selfies, messages and photo updates of the charity walk will be posted at Iglesia Ni Cristo Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty.

This will be the second edition of the same activity conducted in 2014 which was recorded as the largest charity walk joined by more than half a million participants in 129 sites held in 24 hours.  That year, there were 16 countries who joined the global walk.

The Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty is one of the socio-civic programs of the INC Administration that help address community concerns in various countries.

While it may break world records, the INC believes that what is important is the heightened awareness to help a greater number of the poor for their livelihood, food and medical needs.

Contributions of INC members during the first charity walk went to sustainability projects including eco-farming in the Philippines and in Africa.  Watch the feature of on the eco-farming in Africa in this link.

Participants are reminded to get wristbands at the distribution gates, not leave the enclosed walking area to avoid disqualification, and drop the wristbands at the designated drop boxes at the finish line.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced road closures and the rerouting of traffic as about 1 million people are expected to gather in Manila to smash current world records.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is reported to join the record-breaking event.