Monday, July 21, 2014 - 20:11 by World Vision Blogger
by Fiona Winoto
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
July 2014 - I have just completed my first year working for World Vision Indonesia.
The clock at the office shows that it is five minutes past midnight as I finish a Skype meeting with my World Vision colleagues who are based around the of the world, this time from Kenya and the United States.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:45 by Paul Stephenson
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most rapidly ratified human rights convention in history. More countries have ratified the Convention than any other human rights treaty in history – 192 countries had become state parties to the Convention as of November 2005. There was almost universal endorsement for a convention that protected the rights of the most vulnerable citizens in any country – its children. Why, therefore, has it been so hard for rights...
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 06:53 by Maia Woodward
Let me begin with sharing the story of Matthew*
Before participating in a photoproject called ‘Able Voices’ in Albania, Matthew used to sit outside his home and wave to the children as they passed by his house on the way to school, year after year. As a boy who has suffered with muscular dystrophy from the age of three, and from a poor family, there were so many reasons...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 00:16 by World Vision Blogger
Written by Echo Chow, Translated by Joy Li, World Vision China
“I want to become a driver when I grow up…because…I want to make money…to support my family,” said 8-year-old Haohao, who tried his best to utter these words. His mother was standing next to him, unable to restrain her tears.
It is difficult to be parents, since love inevitably evokes expectation. Haohao was born with cerebral palsy. Deeply guilty, his mother has always blamed...
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 23:50 by World Vision Blogger
By Davit Choun, Creative Youth, World Vision Cambodia
Can you imagine a 19-year-old having their first experience using technology?
“I’ve never touched such things like these. They are awesome. When I heard you would bring us these things, I was dreaming about having chance to use them last night. I am so excited now,” said Sophany, 19.
A couple of months ago, I went to one of our project areas located in Kampong Thom...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:31 by James East
Rania, 14, doesn’t like to sleep or play. When she sleeps she wakes up crying. Her dreams are plagued by memories of her flight from home amid gunfire and the terror of neighbours being shot as they fled. Her best friends were among those who died as they ran for their lives.
I met Rania at the UN base in Upper Nile State, South Sudan, where World Vision was distributing food to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The base is only just outside...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:28 by James East
The warnings from the UN and humanitarian agencies are stark. South Sudan is on the brink of a humanitarian food crisis. If the conflict continues, if aid cannot get through to the hundreds of thousands displaced by fighting, if the rains cut off the roads and dirt air strips then 50,000 children aged under five could be dead by the end of the year.
The world's newest nation is on the verge of collapse.
Aid agencies are...
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 23:51 by World Vision Blogger
By Florence Joy Maluyo, World Vision Philippines
They all looked beautiful in white. It was graduation day at Botongon Elementary School.
I watched them arrive, one by one. Some arrived with their parents, some with their siblings, some with relatives. The girls were made-up while the young boys put an effort in their hairstyles. Graduation songs started to play. Parents were smiling.
I looked around. Destroyed classrooms. Scattered boats....
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 07:49 by Jennifer Philpot-Nissen
“We would like to recommend the Government of Albania… raise awareness of a child’s right to participate in the family and in the community.” As the statement was read out, I wanted to shout out loud, to get up and dance, but restrained myself to a slight, UN-appropriate smile. How fitting these words should come in the year we celebrate the 25th birthday of the ...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:18 by Sara Austin
This week at the United Nations, a quiet victory will take place for children. It is a victory that will amplify the voices of children who’ve been ignored, neglected, abused and overlooked. It is a victory with the potential to change their lives.
Thanks to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) — ratified by...