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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...

Reading Empowers Girls
Saverine, a sponsored child, struggled often while reading in school. So, she joined a Reading Club to improve her literacy skills. Saverine reading from a textbook at home. Photo: Didier Nagifi/World Vision World Vision has trained... 

A New Narrative for Fonseca
The town of Fonseca has been affected by conflict and poor educational facilities for years. Now, hope is reborn, and with the help of World Vision, locals write a new story for the children of this region. A new story is written for...

Sponsor Journals: A Heart for Cambodia
Jennie Paasche has been a World Vision sponsor for more than a decade. She has travelled to Cambodia twice to visit both of her sponsored children, Phearun and Sokleng. This is her story. I am very proud to be a sponsor. I got involved... 

New Home, New Hope
With the help of World Vision’s Service-in-Kind program, community members in Aline’s area were sent to improve her shelter for her and family. Photo: Javan Niyakire/World Vision Aline, a 12-year-old girl who suffered from pneumonia, now...

Parental Leave and its Affect on Kids
Ruyan stayed back when their parents moved to the city when she was just seven months old. Now eight years old, she is supported through child sponsorship in her community in China. Photo: Michelle Siu/World Vision   When it comes to her days at...

Living with Uncertainty
Mahi, a 6-year-old girl, lives with her parents, Masud and Banu, in a nearby village. Little Mahi, 6, is recognized for her big smile. Photo: Juliet Mondol/World Vision Sadly, helplessness is a familiar feeling for Mahi’s parents. “I eat...

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?
 


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