World News & Stories

Change Makers Former street child brings hope to Nairobi’s slums
Samuel Omoll has come a long way from living on the streets at just 11 years-old. Given a hand up, he’s now giving back.

From the Field Having a baby in Tanzania: Mwivano’s story
A miscarriage brought Mwivano face to face with the realities of healthcare in rural Tanzania. Now, she's on a mission to make a difference in the lives of other moms. 

Voices Girls’ education: facts and how to help
For all children, but especially for girls, education provide stability for today and opportunities for tomorrow. Learn more about the importance of female education and how you can help protect girls’ education rights.

Change Makers Seeking proof of Canadian impact in Kenya
A cross-party delegation of MPs, including Liberal MP Gagan Sikand, Liberal MP Pam Damoff, Conservative MP Len Webber, and NDP MP Cheryl Hardcastle, travelled to Kenya on a trip organized by World Vision.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 How education took me from refugee to change-maker

Education took Sunday from child refugee to agricultural scientist. Now she is improving the lives of women and families in her community, by teaching them how to be food secure. 


Change Makers What my time in Ghana taught me about resilience

Ten years ago, my life completely changed while working in Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana. To have the opportunity to return to Ghana last fall, once again changed me forever. As a child sponsorship ambassador, I am privileged to share these stories.


Change Makers Meghan Markle: Humanitarian and Global Citizen
Meghan Markle has long been involved in humanitarian efforts and charity work – from volunteering in soup kitchens as a teenager, to advocating for gender equality with the UN and raising awareness for the world’s most vulnerable children.  

In the News Tackling mental illness in the world's toughest places

As someone who survived a mental illness, I'm glad conversations around mental illness are beginning—especially for women in the world’s toughest places.


Change Makers A world-changing idea: the Live Like Alex Water Walk

She led a life dedicated to making the world a better place. Though I never met Alex, I still consider her a role model of mine. Because of this experience, I've become inspired to make a difference in our world- and you can too. 


From the Field Get a goat give a goat: Rosemary's gifts keep giving

You may remember that last year we shared the story of Rosemary, a plucky sponsored child whose life was changed when her family received goats through World Vision’s gift catalogue. Well, her story didn't end there!


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