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Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:15 by Dr. Greg Allgood

By Greg Allgood, Vice President, WVUS

On a recent trip to Zambia, I witnessed World Vision’s work to lift people out of poverty through a comprehensive community development effort. I was in the Magoye area of the Mazabuka District where World Vision has provided clean water sources of protected wells and boreholes.  

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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 17:33 by Johanna Kipkoech

 When I was given this assignment I was afraid at first. After all, I had heard of many stories about Somalia and lets say they were not very pleasant and almost frightening. But here I was, heading to this very place.

After boarding the plane to Somaliland, I must admit that the intensity of my prayers doubled. All my senses were aware of where I was headed to and my instinctive told me it was not as good as home. After all, they say ‘home is best’ and...

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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 06:37 by Dr. Greg Allgood

On a recent trip to Zambia, I witnessed World Vision’s work to lift people out of poverty through a comprehensive community development effort. I was in the Magoye area of the Mazabuka District where World Vision has provided clean water sources of protected wells and boreholes.    

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 17:05 by Kristie Urich

By Shelby Stapleton, Field Partnerships Advisor - WV Australia

I have. Late last year, one Friday afternoon, as part of a personal “training drill” in the World Vision Australia office, I initiated a food-fight style, sanitary-pad “fight” around the office. To my complete surprise, my male colleagues embraced the opportunity to participate, learn and openly discuss the problems that face many girls in World Vision’s programmes daily (and of course, ensured...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 00:17 by Mike Wisheart

In a cramped settlement in a large city in northeast India, most people live in one-room houses. These houses do not have toilets. The only bathrooms are shared – with about thirty people per toilet. For Nisha, 13, not only are the poorly maintained toilets unhygienic, they also pose a danger – especially at night.

“There are no proper latches in the toilet; one of us has to hold the door for the person inside. So, I cannot...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:19 by Lisa Easterbooks

As a basic education specialist at World Vision, one of the perks of my job is seeing the joy on a child’s face when they learn to read. I’m sure you’ve seen it too: whether with your own children or with the special children in your life. (If not, you’ll have to trust me that it’s magical. It’s like watching a light turn on in a dark room!)

While on a recent trip to Ghana I was able to observe a reading club – an after-school learning group where children build their...

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:22 by Kevin Jenkins

World Vision is committed to partnering with a diversity of people who can bring life in all its fullness to children – with governments and business, and with our peers in civil society.
 
We make alliances and sign up with long-lasting and short-term bodies where we can get more done together than apart. This seems obvious in advocacy campaigns. But groups like the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (in relief emergencies) or various...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:37 by Hasanthi Jayamaha

A second landslide occurred on another mountain in Aranayake today (21 May) forcing World Vision staff to suspend activities in the Child Friendly Space (CFS) and evacuate the area. Learn more about the emergency response. Below is an eyewitness account of the incidents of the day by Nirmani Perera,...

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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:04 by Elika Dadsetan

Millions of students around the world are being denied education. This should evoke outrage. However, there is also reason for optimism. Using innovative approaches, which increasingly requires adapting to evolving technology, we can expand access to education for students in emergency and crisis situations. These new approaches not only create new opportunities for learning, but also facilitate safer environments for all involved.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 23:46 by Jan Butter

2016 is a critical year for nutrition. It marks four years since the global nutrition targets were agreed at the World Health Assembly. It is the year progress against the targets will be reviewed. To have any chance of meeting the 2025 global nutrition and the 2030 SDG targets actors at all levels must take concrete actions to address malnutrition. These action must be backed by generous financing, strong...

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