World Vision International

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 00:00 by Paula Gil Baizan

 

Delays in releasing donor funds allocated to supporting Syrian refugees through cash-programmes have sparked a ‘who is to blame’ debate for hindering progress.  Some blame UN agencies for blocking reforms by focusing on increasing their...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:36 by Ben Grierson-Hill

By Tim Costello

On that first Good Friday, Jesus’ final words on the cross “It is finished” was His triumphant cry. It marked the extraordinary birth of something else. His mission became the mission of His followers. He entrusted them to proclaim and authentically live out the reality of God’s Kingdom. To carry out the mission of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) and therefore be God’s ambassadors. To be lights in the...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 05:48 by Meron Belay

The scenery is breathtaking. Deep gorges are surrounded by rock formations and tabletop mountains with steep edges. You don't know where to look first.                       

We are in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray joined by Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Guenther Nooke the Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa to visit development projects...

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 18:13 by Peter Hynes

According to the World Health Organization, almost 6 million children under the age of 5 died in 2015: about 11 children every minute. Devastatingly, over half of those deaths are common childhood illnesses that are completely preventable. While these numbers are lower than they once were, they are still unacceptably high. So what is preventing the global community from accelerating progress towards reducing childhood mortality? 

Interconnected...

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:30 by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

By: Sunha Hwang, WVI Basic Education Atlas Corps Fellow

 

“I want to go to an academic high school, not a vocational school.”

I still remember the moment that I spoke to my parents about my desire to pursue a secondary education.

When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic crisis occurred in 1997, the majority of people in South Korea were struggling with financial difficulties.

My family was not an exception. I had to decide on my...

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 00:03 by Loria Kulathungam

By Melani O'Leary, Carolyn Macdonald and Bridget Aidam

Grandmothers across the globe play a far more important role than the go-to babysitter on date night. As it turns out, we've learned that grandmothers are vital to not only caring for young children but also advising and educating younger women in their communities on all aspects of family well-being. Interestingly, in the developing world, the influence of grandmothers even extends to the men in their...

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:37 by Zena Khoury

*This success story was produced by Lubna Gharaibeh and Zena Khoury

Meet Mo’men, the calm and collected 12-year-old Jordanian boy benefiting from World Vision’s Remedial Education and Awareness Raising for Syrian and Jordanian Children program that is funded by the Japan Platform.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:31 by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr is renowned globally for his extraordinary efforts to fight the injustices of inequality. During a recent visit to Rev King’s hometown in Atlanta, Georgia, I had the privilege of learning more about his life, faith and work. Most of the exhibits I viewed brought to life the context of his pivotal role in helping to establish the Civil Rights Movement in America during the 1960s.

Of the many famous sayings that he was known for, the...

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 04:23 by Marielle Snel

Monday, 20 March marks the International Happiness Day. What an absolutely wonderful idea indeed to spread more happiness around also in our schools, health care facilities, refugee camps and other WASH away from home settings!

By Marielle Snel, WASH Technical Advisor, Middle East/Eastern Europe Region

UNIVERSAL WATER, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) coverage...

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 05:42 by Christo Greyling

 

The greatness of a people is not seen in our monuments, our accomplishments, or our prosperity. It’s most honestly visible in how we treat the vulnerable, the powerless, and especially children. Tragically, children are the first to suffer under the abuse of power, the distrust of warring factions, the ambition of people, and the greed of human hearts.  It’s common at Christmas time to reflect on the massacre of the innocents...

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