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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...

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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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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 03:53 by Elika Dadsetan

When children in emergencies are asked what they need most, it’s education. In Putting Children at the Heart of the World Humanitarian Summit, a report for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), children identified and consistently prioritised their education and protection in all types of emergencies - including conflict, protracted...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 07:09 by Lisa Easterbooks

As I sat in a workshop on disabilities recently, I thought a lot about a close family member who struggles with a chronic illness. It makes it difficult for him to participate in daily life and work. His condition and its effects are, in many ways, invisible, but they are indeed a disability.

Disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:22 by Mesfin Teklu

Rio de Janeiro is getting a lot of attention this week as atheletes prepare for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games. But the Nutrition for Growth event hosted by the Government of Brazil is why I’m in Rio representing World Vision.

While we were pleased that the long-awaited Nutrition for Growth event was held in Rio on August 4th and take note of the...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 09:02 by Rose Ogola

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

In South Sudan, World Vision joined other partners in marking this at the Gurei Primary Health Care Centre in Juba, in an event that was graced by the Minister for Health for Jubek, Dr. James Eluzai.

Dr. Eluzai said that in addition to ensuring that babies are healthy, breast-feeding also...

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