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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...

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,...

Textbooks a-Plenty
This 14-year-old is no backbencher: she often sits very close to the front of the class where her teacher stands. Photo: Martin Tindiwensi/World Vision Sandrine is a shy girl. She’s among the most devoted senior students, and often wears...

The Road Back to School
“I said to myself that the only way for me to get there was to return to school in the village,” says Codou, 12. Codou with her family. Photo: Adama Ndaw/World Vision Codou was a student at the village school but stopped primary...

Clean Water Aids Education
Education is a tool that has the power to equip a person for life. Whether formal education or workshops for everyday living, World Vision prioritizes learning of every kind. Sadly, not every child has the opportunity to go to...

The Joy of Reading

Thanks to the IRCIB method, Valentina’s reading progress allows her to be transported into new worlds and new stories. She’s part of a.


Better Desks = Better Learning
Learning in a comfortable classroom environment is not a luxury that all students in northern Mozambique can afford. For Anabela, a 12-year-old sponsored child, the absence of desks in her school has compromised her quality education, not... 

Books are for Everyone!
Malawian students, each with their own book. Photo: George Mhango/World Vision In Malawian schools, two things are undeniable: there are not enough classroom spaces, and there are not enough books in the libraries. How can students practice...

The Joy a Swing Can Bring
Salif, a sponsored child, enjoying the new swing set. Photo: Francine Obura/World Vision In 1993, World Vision constructed kindergarten classrooms in one village school in Jigiya. Nearly 40 students age three to six benefited from this...

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... 

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...

The Principal of the Matter
In August 2015, Robert Edwards traveled with World Vision to Honduras as a Child Sponsorship Ambassador. During the trip, he had the chance to visit a local school and witness how passionate staff are changing the lives of students.  Smiling... 

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:...

Youth Seeking Development
The participants of the course belong to a network driven by World Vision, where they address issues of leadership, value formation and entrepreneurship. The aim is to support young people to expand their knowledge and undertake activities that allow them to generate sources of income.

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....

Next Level in Special Education
Maria helps Dalia with her homework every day. She even learned sign language to better communicate with her daughter. Photo: Jose Luis Roca/World Vision Delia, 13, wants to go far in life, and dreams about traveling when she grows up.... 

High-Five for Hand-Washing!
Sherifa is a nine-year-old primary student. With a radiant smile, the young girl spoke about the benefits of the life-changing WASH Up! program she experienced at her school. Sherifa and demonstrating proper hand washing to her...

"Backpack, Backpack!"
Nayeli (middle) talks about her great experience with the School Backpack project through her school. Photo: Ermira Simeqi/World Vision During Emira’s trip to Ecuador, she visited a school in Santa Ana. She met with students, teachers... 

Labs and Libraries
Laboratories are hands on spaces that allow the students to internalize practical theories. Photo: Aklilu Kassaye/World Vision Schools in some regions don’t have libraries or laboratories. Where could students have access to books and...

Child-Centered Teaching
One Kindergarten school in the Samtskhe Javakheti community has integrated children with disabilities into the classroom, thanks to World Vision teacher training. Four-year-old Nino (left) is a sponsored child with a speech disability. She...

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