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5 things I've learned from only eating ethical chocolate

I absolutely love chocolate, but I have decided to make a choice to start eating only ethically sourced chocolate.

Change Makers Five reasons we still do the Polar Bear Dip every year
With 32 years of experience braving the frigid waters of Lake Ontario, the Courage Brothers are Canada’s highest authority on how to keep yourself motivated this Polar Bear Dip.

10 ingredients for a Hunger Free world

We’ve gathered 10 unique ingredients for food activism. These life ingredients take care of the earth and share the bounty with the most vulnerable in our global community.

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...

Voices 3 tips for buying ethically-sourced flowers

You want to purchase flowers for someone special. You also want to be socially responsible. Where do you start in the search for ethically sourced flowers?

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...

"I have a dream!"
Children in Latin America have dreams, just like children all over the rest of the world. “My dream for the place I live is that nothing bad happens, I want good things to happen,” says eight-year-old Tadid. Children...

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...

One School Club Sets an Example
As part of a child protection project facilitated by World Vision, primary school students have formed advocacy and support clubs. The goal? To address low enrollment in classes and low literacy in the community.  One school in particular is...

Advisor's Encounter with Youth Sparks Discussion
“I was amazed to hear their stories and learn about the challenges and problems that children from Africa suffer,” says Mario Stephano, a World Vision Child Participation Advisor. He intended to meet young leaders from Ethiopia, Uganda and South...

Change Makers Meeting Malala: World Vision youth volunteers on empowering girls

Malala Yousafzai is a name that, by now, should need no introduction. The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, and a courageous champion for girls' right to education, she is a hero to girls everywhere.

From the Field Early Marriage, Fistula & FGM: 3 Women Defy the Odds

The days seem few and far between where I don’t read a story in the news about a woman being oppressed or exploited somewhere in the world.

From the Field Coffee, brought to you by child labour

Meet Melvin. He’s only 11, but he says he can’t remember the last time he played as a child. As a worker on a coffee farm, Melvin let go of childhood a long time ago.

My trip to India was unforgettable and so is this shocking fact
Everyone knows Indian weddings are extravagant, colourful and dazzling. When I received the invite from one of my best friends to attend her “brother’s” wedding in India, I couldn’t say no.

From the Field 17 reasons to hope in 2017

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 17 reasons to have hope in 2017.

Marching for Children's Rights in Morne Pelee
A youth march in Morne Pelee brought community members together to raise awareness about children’s rights and violence against children. Youth carry signs with messages like, “Children are the country’s future” and “Send children to school for a...

Striving for peace on Remembrance Day

Growing up in Senegal, I went to school with kids from all over the world. In that environment, surrounded by the poverty of our host country, my parents taught me to value the cultures and traditions of people from all walks of life, to practice compassion for all, and to celebrate the things that made each of us unique.

A New Path for Laiane
Laiane lives in Mundau and has been sponsored since she was nine. She didn’t used to communicate well, especially with her family. She didn’t talk to her parents much and always preferred to play in the streets. As she reached adolescence, Laiane’s...

Voices Food waste and garbage, not the same thing

I live in Toronto, a city full of high rises and a population over 6 million, if you include the surrounding suburban area. While the city is not usually known as a hotbed for sustainable living, you will find farmers’ markets scattered around the cit.

Voices Positive supply chains: A view from Honduras
In 2004, Gennri became part of a World Vision-sponsored savings group, which serves as a bank for the poor.

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