Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 04:46 by Alexandre Gassama
Hi there. My name is Fatou Bintou. I’m 17 and I’ve just received my A levels!! I live in a place called Mabo, in the region of Birkelane in the western part of Senegal. My Mum is at home with my two sisters, one brother and myself and my Dad works in Dakar.
Thanks to one of my teachers in school, M. Senghor, I have been working with and supporting World Vision for about 4 years now. I am a peer educator in their child protection programme and also am lucky enough to be...
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 03:58 by Amanda Cupido
By Elena Gaia
World Vision Senior Advisor - Policy & Partnerships - Violence Against Children
We hear a lot of excuses to justify child labour.
“The economy in some countries would crash if children weren’t working.”
“Children are learning skills that will help them when they’re older.”
“When I was young, I spent time helping with my...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:35 by Amanda Cupido
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children brought together 15 child delegates from seven different countries from Oct 19 to 20. Here's the story, as featured on our Instagram account.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:32 by Amanda Cupido
By Amanda Cupido
It’s the classic “chicken or the egg” dilemma. What comes first: a job, so you can get experience? Or experience, so you can get a job? The average millennial knows this quandary all too well.
According to No Lost Generation research, it’s also a concern for...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 06:48 by Amanda Cupido
By Irene Koernia Arifajar, World Vision Indonesia
Equipping local leaders
“We protect our children and educate our people about child protection. The last man we found abusing our children has been sent to jail for 15 years,” said Yarib Babis, the leader of the child protection committee of Kelle community in Indonesia.
Kelle is just one example of villages in Indonesia that have become increasingly aware of child protection thanks...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:05 by Amanda Cupido
At a time of year when many families are taking their kids to different countries for vacations, it’s irking to think that millions of children are crossing borders for a very different reason.
July 30th marks World Day Against Trafficking Persons in an effort to bring attention to a fact...
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:37 by Amanda Cupido
Fact: Every year, one billion children experience violence
World Vision's campaign It Takes A World has brought global leaders together by hosting events at United Nations offices in New York City, Geneva and Brussels. The goal? To catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. ...
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:30 by Amanda Cupido
Written By: Deborah Wolfe
Photos by: Tiatemjen Jamir
“You’re still a child, Derrick. Your main priorities should be school, and fun – not work!”
I was talking to my 15-year-old son. His after-school job was creeping up in hours. I was worried about his sleep and his schoolwork. He hadn’t played soccer with his friends in two weeks.
Here in Canada, we know the importance of protecting children, so they have a chance to be children. But in...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 16:58 by Amanda Cupido
By: Kristy Allen-Shirley
For many, Mother’s Day is a time to be a modestly spoiled with cherished words of appreciation, a jumble of school-made crafts, crayon-decorated cards, a pretty bouquet or a family meal. A day of affection and togetherness. It’s a different sentiment however for many mothers in northern Uganda, a gnawing despair in the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
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...