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From Child Labourer to Child Leader
Ericka, a young teacher, wakes up at four o’clock in the morning and walks 90 minutes to get to work. She arrives at the school and prepares early before the 13 preschoolers arrive. 19-year-old Ericka is the sole sister of four brothers,...

"My dream is to become the first village doctor"
Malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea are most common illnesses causing child mortality in Niger. In an effort to decrease these childhood illnesses, World Vision has partnered with World Health Organization to launch a program in 2015, spanning five...

Advisor's Encounter with Youth Sparks Discussion
“I was amazed to hear their stories and learn about the challenges and problems that children from Africa suffer,” says Mario Stephano, a World Vision Child Participation Advisor. He intended to meet young leaders from Ethiopia, Uganda and South...

Recovery Happens in Child-Friendly Spaces
The sound of children singing and clapping their hands echoes in the hallways. Two volunteers are leading activities and playing with a group of children. Elders sit on the tables outside in the shade, wiping their brows under the hot Ecuadorian...

Weaving a New Future
Bereket's family was dependent on agriculture for food and income. But due to the lack of adequate agricultural land, the family wasn't able to produce crops for food. Life was difficult and there were many struggles. Bereket working on his...

A Safe Place from the Streets
When she first arrived at the centre, Mari looked distraight and neglected: dirty, with worn clothes and a scalp full of lice. She, like many other children in Tbilisi, come from the streets. In 2014, World Vision established a crisis care intervention centre to give children living or working on the street access to essential services in a safe and caring environment.

Child Labour to Soccer Player
14-year-old John lives with his mother and four siblings in a small, two-bedroom house near a coffee farm. There are many farms in his family’s region, as the economy is sustained by the production of beans widely traded in international... 

Education = Freedom
Education is a right, but it's not necessarily secured for children like Estefania, 12, who is without a birth certificate. Estefania was born in the Dominican Republic, not far from the Haitian border. Her parents left Haiti in search of a better...

Safety on stage
“The drama scene is so much fun! I can also learn safety knowledge from it,” says nine-year-old Hui Ying, “I’ve taught my younger brother what I just learned.”  The third-grader lives in a small village. Her parents are migrant workers in...

Bitter Past, Better Future
Fulfilling a day in the life of typical working-class parents, 40-year-old Samnang* and his wife left their two girls, Chenda* and her younger sister at home. Upon their return, it was clear that something terrible had happened. Chenda was... 

Hungry for Hope
Chanelle, 12 years old, dropped out of school so she could work to support her family in a time of famine. There is hardly ever enough food, as her community is often hit by drought, leaving villagers hungry. Chantelle outside her home....

From Victim to Victory
While working her job in a bread factory, 13-year-old Joytun went into the kitchen to grab a bite to eat. While nibbling her food, her scarf caught on the stove and a fire quickly enveloped the young girl in a cooking flame.  Joytun and her...

Lucio Becomes a Leader
With each swing of his pickaxe, Lucio breaks the dry ground of his onion garden. He walks along the perimeter, gently uprooting the onions beneath his feet. Shaking off the loose dirt, he collects the fruits of his labor. Lucio is breaking... 

Voices Meeting Malala: World Vision youth volunteers on empowering girls

Malala Yousafzai is a name that, by now, should need no introduction. The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, and a courageous champion for girls' right to education, she is a hero to girls everywhere.

In the News Famine and hunger in East Africa: facts and images

In February, UN agencies declared a famine in parts of South Sudan. They estimated that 100,000 people faced immediate threat of starvation. They also raised a serious alarm that other regions in Africa are at risk of famine.

My pregnancy made me grateful to be Canadian
It was four days after my 30th birthday. Looking down at the two lines on that little stick, I knew that my life had already begun changing in so many ways.

Voices Early Marriage, Fistula & FGM: 3 Women Defy the Odds

The days seem few and far between where I don’t read a story in the news about a woman being oppressed or exploited somewhere in the world.

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 Village Protector
Growing up in Phom Penh, Cambodia isn’t easy. Nine-year-old Sothea dreams of becoming a police officer to help other kids feel safer than he does.

From the Field How drama class set the stage for a change
When Nancy's behavious finally lands her in the principal's office, her teacher takes action and signs her up for World Vision's drama program.

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