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As Canadian children get ready for back-to-school next week, they’re joining millions of children who are learning all around the world.

Some study in school buildings with desks and chalkboards. Others learn under a tree, on a mountaintop, or in a refugee camp.  

So often, people like you play a critical role in helping children in poverty and making education possible for children whose lives might otherwise be drastically limited. 

See how, by partnering with World Vision Canada, your love is helping children learn.

Small children lying together side by side while their teacher reads to them
Vietnamese preschoolers snuggle down for their afternoon nap.  Even in this remote, mountainous area, World Vision helps ensure teachers are trained, supply closets stocked and a daily lunch provided.

3 smiling girls share a large desk
Somali refugee children dreaming of continuing their education were growing depressed and hopeless in this camp in Ethiopia. Their smiles have returned, thanks to World Vision’s informal learning centres.

Children dressed in brightly coloured traditional dress play together outside
In Peru, young children sing in their native South American language at a World Vision preschool.  Early childhood helps prepare them for the challenge of learning Spanish in kindergarten.

A boy reads a text book by candle light
In Myanmar, Htet used to lie awake worrying how his parents would repay their debts. Now, thanks to sponsorship, his parents have the tools to earn money. Htet’s evenings are now about studying. Transform a child's life, sponsor a child.

A girl holds her report card
An eight-year-old refugee who fled the violence in Syria wistfully holds her last report card from home.  In Lebanon, Jouri’s parents can’t afford to send her to school. Help provide learning centres for Syrian refugee children.

Girls listening intently
Street children and child labourers are eager pupils at this learning centre run by World Vision in Bangladesh. Reading, writing and arithmetic help open doors to different, more rewarding futures.


6 boys sitting at desks in their classroom, reading newspapers
World Vision partnered with a Ugandan newspaper, the Daily Monitor, to supply daily papers to local schools. The reading broadens students’ knowledge base, while encouraging a lifetime of reading. Help stock a classroom.


a group of children doing arts and crafts at a large table
In the West Bank, this remedial education program helps children who are struggling with confidence and self-esteem. The school, supported by World Vision, welcomes children from two different cultural groups that would not normally mix.

Boy writing in his note book
In Peru, David was withdrawn and frightened because of a tough family life. His teacher intervened at home and used games and songs to teach David to read. “I like books,” he says now, with a whole new confidence. Send a child to school.

children wearing backpacks walk to school
South African children head to school in their Area Development Program.  The youngest girls and boys are learning the basics of conflict resolution through a special World Vision program – and even teaching their parents.


A group of 6 smiling boys pose for a photo on avolleyball court
In Cambodia, eleven-year-old Heang’s ability to resolve playground conflicts has earned him a position as leader. He teaches these social skills to the other students – and gets to take care of the ball! Provide children with soccer balls for recess.

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