World Vision International

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 17:44 by Jan de Waal

World Vision in the South Asia Pacific Region will in 2017 continue to work toward higher levels of "Child Well Being" for vulnerable children in the region. Child Well Being means, for us, a better life for all children, especially those subject to poverty with all its consequences, as well as children living in disaster-prone communities. Although a number of countries in our region have improved public service delivery to their citizens, there are still millions of...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 20:06 by Dr. Beng Yeoh

As we enter the first weeks of the new calendar year, I reflect on what the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:21: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” As we have for decades, World Vision, with its passionate people, like-minded partners, and devoted supporters will continue to serve the most vulnerable children, especially those who have been victims of exploitation and social injustice. 

In a five-year anti-trafficking program that ended in...

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Monday, December 26, 2016 - 08:30 by Eleanor Asuan

It was around four in the afternoon when the rain started pouring. Like any other rainy day, it was just light showers at first and the restless wind whistled.  But at 8:30 in the evening, the electricity was cut off and the rain became more persistent while the wind fearlessly roared and kept getting louder. I started praying really hard.

Prior to the Nock-ten’s landfall, my father and my eldest child installed straps to secure the roof. I’m proud to have...

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Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 00:00 by Junna Daniel

It was the same day last year when my colleagues and I were trying to finish the relief distribution in Sorsogon and Albay then head home for Christmas Eve.

After typhoon Nona (international name Melor) battered the Bicol region, thousands were left displaced. It was a sad December because many families had to either stay in the evacuation centre or in makeshift houses. Personally, I was also hoping to spend some quality time with my family during the Christmas break....

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:33 by Meimei Leung

Meimei Leung, World Vision East Asia’s Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs director recently returned from a visit to North Korea to monitor World Vision’s flood assistance there– worth nearly US$300,000 – following deadly floods that hit the country’s north in early September 2016.  

Thursday 20 December 2016

The woman known locally as “Grandma Ri” had lived her entire life in Hoiryong District, located at the tip of North Korea in North Hamgyong...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 00:00 by Annila Harris

Bump, bump goes the SUV, tossing its passengers up and down, as we meander through dusky and unlevelled motorways. Half-lit concrete structures, silhouetted by beams of dawn sunlight, give way to vast expanses of partially barren hills. Holding on tight, I concentrate on catching a glimpse of the serene countryside.

"This is all Imphal East district," informs Thangkhopao Gangte, a World Vision field staff. 

Playing hide and seek amid a cover of dismal clouds...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 01:51 by Phoebe Naw

After my one and a half hour flight from Yangon, I arrived in Mandalay, the second biggest city in Myanmar. A short drive later, I arrived in a community where many sponsored children live, part of a World Vision programme area.

Although some well off families live in big compounds along the main road, this isn’t the case for the nearby homes I visited. From the busy main road, our car turned onto a small, crowded lane. Bricks were piled up on a few sidewalks, waiting...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 15:34 by Mahima Sashank

Our Coordinators for Development Facilitation (CDF) serve as direct links between the community and World Vision India. Their tireless work in the field helps us identify issues in our target areas and reach out to all vulnerable children and communities present.

Around 480 CDFs operate in World Vision India, each of them effectively engaging with people and serving their communities. Our field staff live and work among children and families in villages and urban...

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:46 by Abid Gulzar

Whenever I think about the seemingly impossible task of social change, especially around almost intractable issues, I recall champions who have changed the world. There was (the aptly named!) William Wilberforce, an English politician who challenged the entrenched 18th and 19th century institution of slavery. But Wilberforce saw another reality- one where everyone deserved freedom, dignity and other basic human rights. It was a lonely years-long undertaking, but he turned a...

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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 16:14 by Mahima Sashank

It's 10am and Kapil* has just woken up. The streets in Central Delhi buzz with activity.

I see men and women leave homes for their day of rag picking while the children left about; some working in shops, some lying down, and very few going to school. I smell the dirt and notice dust fill the environment.

I greet Kapil, 12, as I walk further down the extremely narrow lanes, which resemble a complicated maze. It's easy for anyone to get lost here, especially a...

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