Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 20:59 by Jon Snyder
From Intimidated to Integrated: How one World Vision project director learned that collaborating with technical experts is key to improved services and disability inclusion
By Chandra DeNap Whetstine, ACCESS project director
It is a beautiful spring morning in 2014, and I find myself sitting in a conference room in Washington, DC, looking across the table at representatives from some of international development’s leading experts in...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:23 by Zipporah Kageha Karani
Respect for People Living with Disability is of Paramount Importance
On Saturday, 18th November 2016, while taking breakfast in my house, I switched on my TV to watch a movie called ‘Touched by Grace”. It was a heartfelt drama of a teenager called Cara, who moves to a new school and becomes one of the most popular girls. Cara ends up being wrongly judged for being friends with someone with a mental illness. The name of the girl...
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 16:42 by World Vision Blogger
By Meldred Matol as told to Rhonda Hirst, Illustration courtesy James Dimanarig
Joey caught my eye because of his contagious smile and positive attitude; and the fact that he walked on his elbows and knees. For the last 25 years, this is all he has known.
My name is Meldred Matol and I am 34. I grew up in Tacloban City as an active member of the local community. I have worked for World Vision for nine years.
When typhoon Haiyan...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:31 by Ana Chkhaidze
Blog written by Lika Barabadze , link worker in “Caucasus Sub-Regional Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities”. project.
“I believe it is impossible to work on a specific aspect of human rights without keeping the big picture in mind; it is impossible to work on disability issues while being prejudiced against other groups; and it is impossible to work only on one issue, in isolation.
“For this reason, the best thing about the parent-...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 00:16 by World Vision Blogger
Written by Echo Chow, Translated by Joy Li, World Vision China
“I want to become a driver when I grow up…because…I want to make money…to support my family,” said 8-year-old Haohao, who tried his best to utter these words. His mother was standing next to him, unable to restrain her tears.
It is difficult to be parents, since love inevitably evokes expectation. Haohao was born with cerebral palsy. Deeply guilty, his mother has always blamed...