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...
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...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:37 by 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.
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...
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 04:23 by Marielle Snel
By Marielle Snel, WASH Technical Advisor, Middle East/Eastern Europe Region
UNIVERSAL WATER, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) coverage...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...