World News & Stories

In the News Building a bridge between child and sponsor
It’s safe to say that physical and language barriers are felt between sponsored child and sponsor. Though letters and emails are often translated into corresponding languages, there is one type of communication that requires no interpretation, bridging the gaps of physical and linguistic separation.
In the News Unveiling potential through the kindness of sponsors
Kindness and generosity seem simple enough, but what might seem like effortless gestures are actually life-changing for vulnerable children and families by presenting them with opportunities to receive life’s essential needs, leading to a brighter future.
In the News Teachers lighting the path to education
Every child is unique, but they all have the same right to go to school and receive an education. And a huge part of a child’s positive educational journey lies in the hands of their teachers.
Returning to child sponsorship done differently: Chosen
Learn more about child sponsorship done differently. World Vision Canada’s award-winning child sponsorship event Chosen returns after a hiatus.
In the News Four lives transformed through sponsorship
Child sponsorship has a profound impact on many lives. Discover the incredible journey sponsored children take through the support and care of their sponsors.
Patricia’s story: leaving a legacy of empowerment
This is the inspiring story of Patricia, a special education teacher who found her calling in helping children who need extra support in the classroom.
Voices Beyond her expectations: Nancy’s sponsorship success story
Two continents and 7,000 miles can't break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.
Voices The power of child sponsorship: From Colombia to Canada
Child sponsorship was a key part of Milena’s journey out of poverty as a child. How did this early childhood educator in Canada become who she is today?
Generosity through sponsorship transforms lives
At World Vision, we’ve seen time and time again how generous acts can uplift and transform lives in beautiful ways. With the help of sponsorship, the needs of countless children across the world have been met. What’s more, our vision for all the world’s children can grow closer to reality.
Change Makers Life insurance: A tax-efficient way to give back to the world's most vulnerable
Long-time World Vision supporters Glen and Mae decided to continue to support the world’s most vulnerable children through a unique way: life insurance.
For good: Four lives sponsorship changed
Six stories drive home the ways child sponsorship transforms lives, futures and communities.
In the News Three ways climate change devastates children’s futures
The climate crisis impacts those who contribute the least to the problem. Here are three major ways children are impacted by climate change.
Voices Future leaders - stories from sponsored children
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of vulnerable children around the world. However, the pandemic is driving a new generation of youth working to become leaders.
In the News How child sponsorship prepared us for COVID-19
For children living in the world’s most desperate places, COVID-19 is a serious threat to their already fragile situation. But the community skills, knowledge, infrastructure and relationships that child sponsorship has invested into year-after-year has created a lifesaving line of defense.
Change Makers 8 ways to help change the world
As people grapple with how to create a more livable world, there are simple steps each one of us can take. Learn more about how you can help bring about change in the world.
Change Makers More than enough: How one child sponsorship helps a whole community
Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
Change Makers Fred Penner pens “Somebody Believes” after hearing sponsored child's story
The improbable friendship between Fred Penner and former sponsored child Edgar Gonzales inspired the newly-released, "Somebody Believes".
A dream fulfilled
In Guwahati, the community you partner with, a young girl’s passion for martial arts paves the way for her to attend college.
Children leading the way
In Alwar, the community you partner with, children are working together to break down social barriers in a village once marked by division.
Renewed hope for a single mother
In Gweri, the community you partner with, a single mother resurrects her dreams for her children with the help of her teenage son.
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