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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 00:00 by Esti Renatalia Tanaem

How can I know if transformation is happening? What signs should I look for?

I work long days in the villages and communities, and what motivates me is the hope that my work can bring about change in the lives of the children, families and communities that I have grown to love in the villages of Sikka, in Indonesia.

This year we tried something different in our Area Development Programme (ADP). We wanted to find ways of getting the community more involved in the...

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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:08 by Rachel Criswell

Google the recent meetings on forced migration and you will find highly mixed opinions on the outcomes. They were significant by virtue of the meetings taking place and language supporting the overall rights and protection of children on the move was welcomed. On the other hand, there was disappointment at the lack of commitment to concrete targets, timelines and insufficient provision for certain populations (eg. detention of children).  Ultimately, the value of these...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 09:25 by Lisa Easterbooks

On 19 December, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Since the introduction of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, much has been accomplished to improve the status of girls and women. However, many challenges still remain.

UNESCO reported in June 2016 that there are...

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 02:14 by Adrian Hartanto Ng

Teluk Bakung Village is located at Ambawang River in Indonesia.  It is a beautiful place with a wide area of forest, rubber and palm oil plantation, crisscrossed by many rivers that are the main form of transportation.
Why would children walk several kilometers in the midday sun and 33° Celsius ...

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 14:22 by Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi

I woke up today reminiscing about how the world has come to appreciate days like World Teachers’ Day and International Literacy Day - eulogizing the need for children to unravel the mystery behind alphabetic letters. One quote in particular set my...

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:23 by Rachel Criswell

"Are they really refugees? Or people who just wanted a better life?" I was asked this question while cheering on the first-ever Olympic refugee team in my local coffee shop. The answer here was clear, because the protection status of each refugee Olympian was published in their biographies for the games (IOC, 2016).  But variant of this question, regarding the...

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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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