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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.  

What is the cycle of poverty?
The cycle of poverty is about more than a simple lack of resources. It’s a complex issue that requires digging a little deeper for sustainable solutions. Read more... 

From the Field Young woman starts program to feed 1,200 schoolchildren
Wawira’s story began with a single realization, “What did I do to deserve a better life than other kids around me?” While she grew up with comfort and three meals a day, there were those in her community of Ruiru, Kenya who didn’t have access to nutritious food or quality education. 

African Hunger Crisis Keeping Kids from School

The place my nephew was born in enables him to get excited about lessons of math and reading, about lunchboxes with sandwiches and fruit and playground games of tag.
In other corners of the world, children are not so lucky.


Arnoldo Teaches Child Rights
When parents become aware of their children’s rights, it gives kids a better sense of dignity and often motivates them in their studies. Photo: World Vision Arnoldo always had a passion for people. When World Vision first partnered with his... 

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.


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. 


Educating Young Entrepreneurs
Students at World Vision's vocational training school learn how to become independent with hands-on education. One student learns to cut and style hair. Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision The building functions as a community center near...

Books and Beyond
Children gather at the reading club to improve their reading and social skills. Photo: Guy Vital-Herne/World Vision In rural Haiti, books are not readily available in the communities, and children don’t have many opportunities to practice...

Seeing Remedial Classes in Action
World Vision’s health care and education initiatives are making a difference in the West Bank Region. A group of students performing a song about the four seasons. Photo: World Vision Earlier this year, World Vision’s Programs Officer,...

Latin American Kids Learn about Canada
Children engaging in hands-on Q&A about World Vision Canada and how it supports Latin America. Photo: World Vision During a recent trip to Manos Unidas, World Vision’s Program Portfolio Manager, Chris Ortiz, was able to see the impact of...

Support at Home, Support at School
Six-year-old Kiria, like most children her age, loves to play more than anything else. This year, Kiria was enrolled in school for the first time. The transition was an overwhelming...

Toys Make Reading Fun
What’s small, cozy and specially designed for kids to improve reading habits? A toy library, of course! World Vision promotes reading spaces in homes to motivate children to study and develop the reading habits. Photo: Jonathan Del...

Birthday Gifts Bring Joy
Kind gifts from sponsors have made it possible for children in Manonga to have real birthday celebrations! In addition to parties with juice, cookies and fun activities, children across the community have also benefitted from gifts that will help...

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..

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... 

Chores or Classes?
A common problem in Niger is the lack of accessible, clean water. This issue can affect many things, including going to school. Because they’re responsible for helping with chores around the house, lack of water resources are especially hard on... 

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,...

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