World News & Stories

Change Makers Education in emergencies: The key to unlock human rights
Education is under crisis for over 200 million children globally. Michael Messenger talks with Yasmine Sheref, director of the UN’s Education Cannot Wait.
Change Makers Refugee voices must drive refugee education
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
Change Makers Learning from disrupted learners: A new anthology from the Refugee Education Council
The stories written by the Refugee Education Council of 2021 shed light on the lived experiences of displaced children and youth.
Change Makers Refugee education needs refugee voices
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
In the News 8 world-changing solutions to poverty
The World Bank forecast that in 2021, severe poverty would increase to between 143 million and 163 million people. Even here in Canada, poverty rates are on the rise.
In the News Destroyed, alienated, enslaved: education under attack
The International Day to Protect Education from Attack highlights statistics like 75 million 3-to-18-year-olds live in countries where education is being disrupted by violence.
In the News Our most read stories from 2020
We look back at the year that was and the stories you read most in 2020. Find out how they reflected our lives in a tough year.
In the News A child’s right to speak out: lessons from World Vision’s child participation models
On Universal Children's Day, find out why children's voices must be at the centre of policies and programs that affect them.
From the Field How to build a reading corner
Making a reading corner in your home or classroom is as easy as A, B, C!
Change Makers 5 innovative ways kids are going back to school
Families around the world are preparing for an uncertain return to school. Read about five innovative ways kids are going back to school around the globe.
From the Field 8 ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs
It’s the 31st anniversary of International Development Week and we’re celebrating the steps we’re taking together to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From the Field Unlocking a brighter future

Govinda shows us how literacy helps contribute to a brighter future.

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.
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.
Voices Tabarak's story
Even before armed groups came crashing into her town in the Kurdish region of Iraq, Tabarak’s education was pulled to an abrupt halt.
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 Jipara's story
Jipara and her family were forced to flee their home in Myanmar when their village was burned down by the military, and it was no longer safe to stay. She attends a Child Friendly Space at the refugee camp where she tries hard to continue to learn and teach the other children.
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.
Voices Nikita's story
After the horror of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, Nikita struggled to find the courage to step indoors. Her own home and school were badly damaged. Nikita joined the thousands of Nepali students who were trying to keep up with lessons in temporary structures, during the weeks and months that their schools were off-limits.
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