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From the Field Access to feminine hygiene helps girls get an education

I remember missing a few days of school over the course of my education. Seeing me doubled over with cramps, my mom would take pity on me and sign me out of class.

From the Field 5 kids' unique journeys to school

For these five children, getting to school is no simple matter. But mountain ranges and rivers won’t stop them from getting an education. And, like their commitment to learning, our admiration for them knows no bounds. 

From the Field Hope through education in India’s slums

They’re known on television as the Property Brothers. Good-looking and confident, they stride into millions of Canadian living rooms each week with real estate and design advice. But when World Vision’s brand new ambassadors, Vancouver-born twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, stepped into a one-room hut in Delhi, India, they were clearly treading new ground.

Voices Girl Rising: Education is an ally to girls

My first public screening of the film Girl Rising was in Seattle. The theatre was sold out. The energy was electric. Despite five years of work on the film and a huge campaign to support it, I wasn’t nervous. I was more curious to see how people would respond to the stories on the screen.

From the Field Child labour in Haiti: One child’s story

Fourteen-year-old Haitian Sonite Edmond despondently recalls being forced to work as a restavek when she was just six years old. Meaning “to stay with” in Creole, restaveks are children working in domestic slavery, as Sonite was forced to when she went to “stay with” her godmother in Port-au-Prince.

Advocacy empowers children in need
World Vision empowers children for brighter futures. Read how Canadians are helping young people like Karina in El Salvador, who risked her life for an education.
The voice of a community
Leonardo is a civil servant, ensuring his community has clean water—something he could only dream of as a child.
Spreading blessings

Discover how former sponsored child Josephine’s life was impacted, and how sponsorship changed the future for her own children. 

A tale of two women
Two continents and 7,000 miles can’t break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.
 
Inspiring girls' education
Once in need of an education herself, teacher Marie-Francois vowed to sponsor girls across the world.
A sponsor unites his two worlds
Andre travels with his family to Armenia to see his sponsored child where they rediscover faith, heritage, community, recreation and hope.
“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”
Friendship, community and giving unto others: these are pillars of being a WV ambassador and what makes up Kristin’s story.
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