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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 02:46 by Johanna Kipkoech

By Johana Kipkoech

I woke up at 4AM to prepare for this long awaited day. My airport pick and the plane’s departure were also on time. My destination was still in my mind vague since I had not bothered to check on Google Earth, as I am accustomed to, to understand the environment in which I was visiting. In a way, this was a journey of faith.

As the plane pierced the clouds, I relaxed and focused on the beauty above the clouds. The clouds below were well woven...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 14:25 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

Q&A with Ann Claxton, World Vision's Director of Global Health and Nutrition Resources 

What's important to know about the Global Fund replenishment?

World Vision supports a robust replenishment of the Global Fund because since its founding in 2002, The...

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:49 by Lisa Easterbooks

I love back-to-school time! Proud parents walk their children to their classrooms, take pictures and speak words of encouragement. Teachers welcome kids and thoughtfully plan out their lessons. Children have the opportunity to learn and make friends. I got to experience this for the first time last week when my daughter started kindergarten.

I am full of pride as a parent. As an educator, I can’t wait to find out what she learns this year. But as kids go back to...

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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 00:44 by Esther Indriani, MPH

By Esther Indriani, MPH (Regional Health and Nutrition Advisor for World Vision South Asia and Pacific)

It is estimated that 50% of the health burden of malnutrition is attributable to the environment, and in particular to poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 06:30 by Craig Geddes

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and at World Vision we are taking a moment to reflect on what has been achieved in education for children across the globe.

Like a wedding anniversary, where a couple can look back on the years that have passed and see how they, as partners, have changed and grown, so, we, as...

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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 08:42 by

By Ted Neill, Early Childhood Care and Development Specialist, World Vision

It was at an early childhood development (ECD) conference that I first heard a speaker describe ECD programmes as the “education vaccine”. He could not actually recall where he had first heard the phrase himself, but it had stuck with him. It stuck with me too. In the years since, I have found myself sharing the same...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:34 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

Contributing Expert: Michele Gaudrault - World Vision Sustainable Health Learning and Development Advisor; World Vision International COMM Project Model Champion

What if the greatest and even smallest of health...

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Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:04 by Lucy Murunga

In June I visited Kass IDP camp in the South Darfur region. As I made my way into the camp through the narrow pathways, the scenes of the sprawling IDP settlements gripped me. 

I eventually arrived to my destination, where World Vision has installed a clean water supply system with funding from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was pure fanfare around the water point!...

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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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