Still, He Persisted
Meet 10-year-old Sylvesti, a sponsored child with World Vision. Photo: Flavia Lanyero/World Vision Because Sylvesti’s parents were unable to provide 8,500 shillings ($2.50 US), he was unable to take his primary exams. Now, having to repeat...

Education > Child Marriage
World Vision’s support in areas such as Michila has been helping to eradicate harmful traditional practices like early marriage. Early marriage takes many victims in Zambia, but there is hope for girls and their futures. Photo: World..

A Library Full of Books
Secondary School students enjoying their brand new books. Photo: World Vision World Vision's Gift-in-Kind program donated library books to a school in northern Zimbabwe, bringing smiles to 760 students. Now the primary and secondary... 

Better Desks = Better Learning
Learning in a comfortable classroom environment is not a luxury that all students in northern Mozambique can afford. For Anabela, a 12-year-old sponsored child, the absence of desks in her school has compromised her quality education, not... 

An End to FGM
Traditions are strong among the Pokot people in northwest Kenya. But one tradition in particular can leave lasting damage.  Female genital mutilation (FGM)– also known as ‘cutting’ or ‘female circumcision’–is the practice of cutting...

Books are for Everyone!
Malawian students, each with their own book. Photo: George Mhango/World Vision In Malawian schools, two things are undeniable: there are not enough classroom spaces, and there are not enough books in the libraries. How can students practice...

The Joy a Swing Can Bring
Salif, a sponsored child, enjoying the new swing set. Photo: Francine Obura/World Vision In 1993, World Vision constructed kindergarten classrooms in one village school in Jigiya. Nearly 40 students age three to six benefited from this...

Reading Empowers Girls
Saverine, a sponsored child, struggled often while reading in school. So, she joined a Reading Club to improve her literacy skills. Saverine reading from a textbook at home. Photo: Didier Nagifi/World Vision World Vision has trained... 

Labs and Libraries
Laboratories are hands on spaces that allow the students to internalize practical theories. Photo: Aklilu Kassaye/World Vision Schools in some regions don’t have libraries or laboratories. Where could students have access to books and...

High-Five for Hand-Washing!
Sherifa is a nine-year-old primary student. With a radiant smile, the young girl spoke about the benefits of the life-changing WASH Up! program she experienced at her school. Sherifa and demonstrating proper hand washing to her...

New Home, New Hope
With the help of World Vision’s Service-in-Kind program, community members in Aline’s area were sent to improve her shelter for her and family. Photo: Javan Niyakire/World Vision Aline, a 12-year-old girl who suffered from pneumonia, now...

Sponsor Visit Story: Jenny Meets Paul!
Meeting your sponsored child is an incredibly memorable experience. Jennifer Carter, a sponsor for seven years, traveled to Uganda to meet her sponsored child, Paul. Here is Jennifer’s story: Jennifer (Jenny) got the trip of a lifetime when...

Mrs. Mokubung Paints Orange Farm Green
Mrs. Doris Mokubung is a community member in Orange Farm who refuses to be intimidated by the erratic weather patterns that have tormented the area for the past ten years. She’s one of six members in the Perseverance Cooperative. The group started...

Jenny Fights for Child Rights
When she was just 10 years old, Jenny noticed her friends were being treated unjustly. She didn’t understand why kids in the neighbourhood were severely punished by their parents. Witnessing deprived education, withholding food and aggressive lashes...

Child Marriage: Mulenga's Story
Mulenga got married when she was 14 to a man who was 25. She didn’t even know the man she was marrying, let alone what marriage was. Photo: Agatha Mali/World Vision Mulenga* lived in extreme poverty with her single mother. She traveled... 

Melissa Joins Girls' Club
Melissa, 13, says that before participating in World Vision’s IGATE program, she didn't think she'd reach grade seven. Now she is confident she'll go on to secondary school. Photo: Sibusisiwe Ndlovu/World Vision IGATE stands for Improving... 

Young Boy, Wise Man
In crisis or conflict, children’s drawings tell the tale of what they have lived through. They also reveal how kids look back at their land of origin. Drawings can reveal problems they’ve had to face, such as insecurity, fear and anxiety stemming... 

Poverty Doesn't Define Her
Meet ZamZam: an ambitious 12-year-old girl who hopes to become a doctor someday. Zamzam is studious and hard-working. She hopes that one day she can support her family. Photo: Lena Renju/World Vision Her father was the...

After-Effects of Ebola: Salmatu's Story
The Ebola virus has had far-reaching effects in the lives of Sierra Leoneans.  Children, especially girls, have suffered. Many became pregnant during the school closures, others have been sexually harassed by men. These girls are left even more...

Brave New Girl
A forum was held by World Vision for all ages on the rights and responsibilities of the child. Among them stood Farmata, a 12-year-old girl with a strong message to deliver on child protection. Despite her trembling hands, Farmata asked...

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