World News & Stories

Change Makers Solomon’s Six Kilometres
Solomon grew up in a community where he had to walk long distances to find water. Now he’s walking 6K so children like him don’t have to.

From the Field Making peace and stability a reality for refugees
In the midst of the biggest refugee crisis in history, Canadians can’t lose faith in international aid.

Voices Tabarak's Story
Nine-year-old Tabarak and her family fled their town near Mosul, Iraq, after surviving two years on house arrest. School was off-limits for Tabarak during this period. In the camp where she currently lives, there’s no education on offer for Tabarak.  “I miss going to school,” she says. “At school, we used to play basketball, volleyball and skipping.

In the News Central African Republic Conflict: Fast Facts and How to Help
Ongoing civil in Central African Republic war has resulted in a humanitarian crisis impacting health care, education, nutrition and access to clean water. Read more about the Central African Republic conflict.

From the Field This father is quietly tackling gender discrimination in Ghana
Tettey is a 40 year-old father of three who lives in Eastern Ghana. His life was changed when he participated in a gender and diversity sensitization training through World Vision.

Voices Your makeup might not actually be cruelty-free

For most of my friends and I, buying cruelty-free makeup is a no-brainer. Then last year I found out that the “cruelty-free” products I was using might not be cruelty free for children.


Voices Angela's story
When rebels attacked and burned their village in Central African Republic, 15 year-old Angela and 11 year-old Innes escaped with their mothers during the night, carrying nothing but the clothes they were wearing. Now they are in a safer place, but at the same time, they’re facing a different kind of danger. One that lasts much longer. The prospect of no education and a difficult road ahead. 

Voices Nyamal's story
When civil war first erupted in Nyamal’s village, four years ago, she became one of the four million people who were forced to flee their homes. At Nyamal’s school in the camp, students learn to read and write, tackle math equations, learn about science and how to be good leaders in the future.
 

Voices Child marriage: facts and how to help
At its core, child marriage is a fundamental violation of human rights. Whatever the cause, early marriage compromises a child’s development and severely limits her opportunities in life. Get the facts on child marriage and learn how you can help.

In the News Making history and space for girls to be heard

For the first time, adolescent girls will contribute to the G7 leadership conversation. And with their voices front and centre, we all stand to benefit.


Voices Jipara's story
Jipara and her family were forced to flee their home in Myanmar when their village was burned down by the military, and it was no longer safe to stay. She attends a Child Friendly Space at the refugee camp where she tries hard to continue to learn and teach the other children.

Voices Fatuma's story
After fleeing war-torn Somalia, Fatuma says education literally saved her life. She spent much of her childhood and adolescence in a refugee camp in Kenya, and is currently attending the University of Toronto. “Going to school gave me hope for a better future,” Fatuma says.

Voices Nikita's story
After the horror of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, Nikita struggled to find the courage to step indoors. Her own home and school were badly damaged. Nikita joined the thousands of Nepali students who were trying to keep up with lessons in temporary structures, during the weeks and months that their schools were off-limits.

Voices Hadeel's story
Seven examples of countries in crisis. Seven girls, coming of age amidst unthinkable circumstances. They share a common courage, in the face of danger and deprivation. And they share something else: an urgent need for education. Hadeel is the first girl we'll meet.

Change Makers It takes a village
Canadians talk about what community means to them. 

Change Makers It takes a village to build a business
Sara and Rabika may live worlds apart, but their passion and drive to reach their goals is parallel.

Change Makers It takes a village to educate a child
Teaching the world's next generation is one of the most important roles in a community. And as it turns out the skills and passion it takes to be a teacher are the same the world over. The challenges, however, are strikingly different.

Change Makers It takes a village to improve child health
Tolu is a passionate nurse working in a busy suburban hospital. Nurse Beate is on the frontlines of child health in rural Burundi. It will take both of their strengths and resources to ensure children grow up healthy.

Change Makers It takes a village to make beautiful music

The language of music is something that can transform a life. Isabel teaches it to her community in Guatemala through violin, in much the same way my high school choir teacher Laurelle passed it on to me. 


Change Makers It takes a village to feed a family

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque runs a blog devoted to real-life, delicious, kid-friendly nourishment that her readers can make themselves. She's also a champion of community and families, just like Delia from one of our projects in Bolivia. 


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