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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.  

From the Field The 14-year-old charcoal maker
Robert’s favourite video game is League of Legends. Like most 14-year-old boys, he could spend countless hours playing it. But there’s one big thing that sets Robert apart from other boys his age — he makes charcoal for a living. 
 

From the Field Universal Children's Day from a Rohingya refugee camp
Lindsay Gladding, World Vision Canada's Director of Humanitarian Emergencies and Affairs, reflects on spending Universal Children's Day with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

In the News Rohingya Crisis: fast facts and how to help
The plight of Rohingya refugees has been at the forefront of international news here in Canada, but you may still have questions about the Myanmar and Rohingya crisis. Here are some fast facts to help you better understand what is happening in Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh.
 

From the Field A Rohingya refugee family flees violence

Razia is one of the 900,000 refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh. As a member of the Rohingya group, she has been a target for violence in her home country. Many of the refugees are living in the same conditions as Razia – no food, water, healthcare or proper shelter.   


Proving Her Doubters Wrong
Tall and thin, 20-year-old Queenie seems like an average young adult. A passer-byer may not know the power she harnesses in her seemingly gentle fingers. She has already mastered the forging of two metals. After passing her welding exams,...

New Teaching Approach Benefits Students
Some classroom pedagogies in Mongolian schools are outdated, focusing only on lecturing but not active participation. This is where the ‘Good Child’ program comes in. The teaching philosophy aims to teach children how to be respectful and develop...

From Shy Student to Bold Leader
Holding a book in her hands, 13-year-old Sujita walks down the stairs to address a group of students on the schoolgrounds. She is preparing to share some new knowledge that she’s recently acquired. Excited students gather around her as... 

Educating Mothers on Malnutrition
Malnutrition threatens the lives of children under the age of five in the Timor community. Physical stunting and developmental delays become all too common when children don’t receive proper nourishment. In the fall of 2011, Satrio was... 

A Motherly Mission
Many would say that teachers are the pillars of a school. What would a classroom be like without a teacher to lead it? This was the reality of the grade two students in the local village. A few students from the grade two class....

Wonder Women of India
Less than a decade ago, young women from Faridkot were discouraged from pursuing education, let alone chase after a career of their dreams. From left to right: Amandeep (23) and her two sisters, Gurpreet (19) and Charanjeet (21). Photo:...

Sponsor Journals: A Heart for Cambodia
Jennie Paasche has been a World Vision sponsor for more than a decade. She has travelled to Cambodia twice to visit both of her sponsored children, Phearun and Sokleng. This is her story. I am very proud to be a sponsor. I got involved... 

Parental Leave and its Affect on Kids
Ruyan stayed back when their parents moved to the city when she was just seven months old. Now eight years old, she is supported through child sponsorship in her community in China. Photo: Michelle Siu/World Vision   When it comes to her days at...

Living with Uncertainty
Mahi, a 6-year-old girl, lives with her parents, Masud and Banu, in a nearby village. Little Mahi, 6, is recognized for her big smile. Photo: Juliet Mondol/World Vision Sadly, helplessness is a familiar feeling for Mahi’s parents. “I eat...

Voices The little blue dress that changed how I see child labour

This World Day to End Child Labour is a poignant one for me. It’s been over three years since I started living as a more conscious consumer, by educating myself about child labour in the products I buy and use. That all started with a little blue dress I bought in England.


A Mother's Courage for Justice
My name is Anna*: I’m 37, and a mother of five children. Anita*, is my only daughter. When she was born, we treated her like a princess. She was an answered prayer because it was my wish to have a daughter. Anna remains strong for her daughter...

Young Girls Speaking Out
18-year-old Manisha*, keeps a pendant around her neck called ‘Jantare’. It’s made of herbs and coated in copper, signifying protection: a physical reminder of an invisible grace that she carries with her everywhere. Manisha shows the...

Tuul's Recovery
Tuul* is one of seven children in a blended family. Her mother remarried, so she has many half-siblings. Tuul was very young when both her parents died, so her survival story entails a lot of moving in and out of extended family homes. Tuul... 

From Danger to Dreaming: Karan's Story
Karan shares a one-room apartment with his mother. The space holds a kitchen and bedroom for both of them to sleep in, and they share a bathroom with other tenants. Since the passing of his father due to a terminal illness, 12-year-old Karan works..

Freedom from Fear
Asti recalls the day her future was determined for her.  Three years ago, at the age of 16, her parents accepted a dowry for her marriage. It was a dark day for Asti, as her dream to continue in her high school education was pushed aside to make... 

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