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From the Field Portable information technology lab gives literacy a boost

For students in remote areas of Kenya, a portable learning lab could be the boost they need on the road to literacy.

From the Field What the new school year will bring for these two girls
Eight year-old Maddy is pretty excited about back to school in Canada. In Ethiopia, the hunger crisis has stolen that joy from 10 year-old Marta.
Change Makers Running for water, on water: No excuses for the Global 6K
As the director of a church charity that has sponsored water projects in Africa, Ed says he is "aware of the incredible benefits of safe water." So when Ed and Dyanna's church was hosting a Global 6K walk for clean water, for them, there was no excuse not to participate. Not even the fact that they'll be at sea on the date of the event.
From the Field Not your average grandmother
A widow at 50, Workayehu entered the workforce to support her family. With World Vision’s help, she’s now a successful farmer.
From the Field New home, new heart
Newlyweds Aimé and Bébé dreamed of starting a new life. But 10 years passed and still no house of their own. Until World Vision stepped in.
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.
From the Field See how children celebrate Christmas around the world

Learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world! Read about joy and traditions from Ethiopia, Colombia, Bangladesh and more. 

From the Field Blanket of warmth
Odiille's old blanket wasn't keeping her warm during cold nights, so Canadian donors shared their warmth with a new blanket through Gift-in-Kind.
Change Makers Canadians share joy with kids in Tanzania

In September a group of Canadians collected donations provided by friends, family, colleagues, doctors, and even dentists to give to children in Tanzania. Read more about what it was like seeing those donations distributed.

From the Field Latrines help restore dignity for girls like Nimco

13-year-old Nimco lives in the Baki district of northwestern Somalia, an area of the country that’s been devastated by years of civil war. Her village had a serious shortage of latrines. Until recently, 70 per cent of people were relieving themselves outside, causing sanitation issues that led to sickness and even death.

From the Field Goats empower families out of poverty in Tanzania

We all gathered under a large Baobab tree in the community of Manonga, Tanzania. It seemed as though the whole community had come out to see us and share the progress they had made with their irrigation project.

From the Field Encounters with generosity
A first-hand account of one Ghanaian community's generosity by Cindy Cook-Leamen, who is a Child Sponsorship Ambassador.
From the Field These gifts transformed Rosemary's family

It all started when Rosemary's grandfather Danford received five goats in 2011. "Here comes the freedom," Danford said he told himself.

Change Makers Meeting my sponsored child

Questions raced through my mind as we got closer to the remote family farm. I was about to meet my sponsored child!!

Change Makers Actress Laura Vandervoort launches jewelry line

In early 2015, Vandervoort went on the journey of a lifetime to Kenya, to see the different projects that World Vision offers the community.

From the Field A world of classrooms

As Canadian children get ready for back-to-school next week, they’re joining millions of children who are learning all around the world. Some study in school buildings with desks and chalkboards. Others learn under a tree, on a mountaintop, or in a refugee camp.  

From the Field "Unsafe water keeps my friend from school."

But sometimes Otília is too weak to play soccer…or go to school. This happens when she has diarrhea caused by the water the family drinks from the stream.

Change Makers World's best mom

Mãe, Mère, Maji, Induk, Mama, Ammee, Mom; the word ‘mother’ in any language represents strength, love and security. And these moms are no exception!

Change Makers Honouring dads around the world

As Father's Day approaches, I wanted to learn how dads around the world encourage, mentor and care for their children. Looking through the World Vision photo database, I found dozens of men who go to immense lengths for their little ones.

From the Field Life of a child miner

Children should be playing, learning to read and write and experiencing happy, healthy childhoods. But when there’s not enough money to put a meal on the table, children have no choice but to earn their keep. It’s a growing problem, particularly in countries that don’t have strong governments, laws and regulations to make sure children are going to school, not down mine shafts.

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