World Vision International

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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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 02:38 by Zipporah Kageha Karani

A Man of many Questions: Former World Vision Kenya National Director Mr. Dickens Thunde

A sense of anxiety would come upon you, at the thought of accompanying the former World Vision Kenya (WVK) office National Director (ND) Dickens Thunde, for field visits to WV Kenya Area Development Program (ADP). The questions that came to mind about travelling with the ND, how the journey and its eventualities pan out, are all too real.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 08:08 by Jean-Baptiste Kamate

Some of the world’s major rivers have very humble beginnings. The Zambezi River begins from a bubbling stream. A glacial stream is the furthest source of the Amazon River. From these humble beginnings, however, these waters join into other water sources and tributaries to become mighty rivers strong enough to make rough rocks smooth and cut deep canyons into the earth.

World Vision’s work in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 02:09 by Mario Stephano

Last month, I was in Addis Ababa supporting seven young leaders from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda who participated in the Pan-African launch of the World Vision campaign to end violence against children.This was my first time in an African country, dealing with different perceptions of childhood and youth, and there are some important things I wanted to share about my experience.

I was amazed to hear their stories and learn about the challenges and problems that...

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 17:49 by Jayakumar Christian

Lent is a season of preparation and anticipation. It is a time to seek forgiveness and reflect on the brokenness of our world; seeing it through God’s own eyes. 

For me, that prospect is daunting. Because right now, God must see a world that is very broken indeed. One where a billion children experience some sort of violence every year.

Children who are physically, sexually and emotionally abused. Forced into child labour, early marriage or armed recruitment...

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:03 by Laura Gemmell

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

However, each of us is powerful and there are things we can do right now to better protect children at home and abroad. Here are just a few ideas: 

1. Familiarise yourself with the problem. Violence against children happens in every country, city and community. Don’t believe us?...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:23 by Zipporah Kageha Karani

Respect for People Living with Disability is of Paramount Importance

On Saturday, 18th November 2016, while taking breakfast in my house, I switched on my TV to watch a movie called ‘Touched by Grace”. It was a heartfelt drama of a teenager called Cara, who moves to a new school and becomes one of the most popular girls. Cara ends up being wrongly judged for being friends with someone with a mental illness. The name of the girl...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 04:28 by Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi

Until I joined a reading programme[1] in Ghana, I used to think that teaching children in their mother tongue was not only a waste of their precious time but also out of fashion. I remember my secondary school days when many of my friends teased students who spoke in their mother languages. They told them that learning their mother language could only get them a job as a magician!

When I was a student, we were taught the letter sounds in...

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 22:36 by Lauren Amadei

Sitting in class like most other days, Suad suddenly turns to her classmate in wide eyed amazement. Stifling a giggle, she feels a sense of shocked astonishment about the subject of today’s lesson. While maths is usually the topic of Tuesday morning’s class, today they are discussing menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health.

In Somalia, much like in Australia, menstruation is a taboo topic. In Somalia though, menstruation is considered to be unclean and...

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