Monday, October 8, 2018 - 08:52 by Bruno Col
Before attempting to tell Zainab’s story, I would like to mention that I have 3 daughters, one only a few months shy of her 3rd birthday. I feel that it’s important to share this simply because I thought of my own daughter as I was asking Zainab if she could remember anything about Syria, before she was forced to escape with her family at the tender age of three.
Her house in Syria was facing a school; she...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 03:55 by
By Andrew Clucas
Senior Advisor, Quality and Innovation - Education, World Vision International
I take the ability to read for granted. Growing up in Australia, all the kids at my school learnt to read. It was like running around in the playground and kicking a football. It’s just what kids did.
Govinda, on the other hand, probably had a different childhood experience to mine. He grew...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 19:04 by Coumba Betty Diallo
"My name is Hawa, I am 14 years old and I am attending my first year of middle school. During this past year, I joined Bababé's school where there was a reading and literacy boost camp. I was preparing for the college...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:33 by
By Kerin Ord,
Education Global Sector Lead
Recognising faith leaders as vital partners in ending poverty has come late to the humanitarian industry. In many countries, the influence religious leaders have over people can literally save lives. In Sierra Leone, for example, imams persuading families to forgo traditional burial rites for their loved ones reduced infection rates and helped end the Ebola crisis....
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:32 by Amanda Cupido
By Amanda Cupido
It’s the classic “chicken or the egg” dilemma. What comes first: a job, so you can get experience? Or experience, so you can get a job? The average millennial knows this quandary all too well.
According to No Lost Generation research, it’s also a concern for...
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:30 by
By: Sunha Hwang, WVI Basic Education Atlas Corps Fellow
“I want to go to an academic high school, not a vocational school.”
I still remember the moment that I spoke to my parents about my desire to pursue a secondary education.
When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic crisis occurred in 1997, the majority of people in South Korea were struggling with financial difficulties.
My family was not an exception. I had to decide on my...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:37 by Zena Khoury
Meet Mo’men, the calm and collected 12-year-old Jordanian boy benefiting from World Vision’s Remedial Education and Awareness Raising for Syrian and Jordanian Children program that is funded by the Japan Platform.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:31 by
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr is renowned globally for his extraordinary efforts to fight the injustices of inequality. During a recent visit to Rev King’s hometown in Atlanta, Georgia, I had the privilege of learning more about his life, faith and work. Most of the exhibits I viewed brought to life the context of his pivotal role in helping to establish the Civil Rights Movement in America during the 1960s.
Of the many famous sayings that he was known for, the...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 04:28 by
Until I joined a reading programme in Ghana, I used to think that teaching children in their mother tongue was not only a waste of their precious time but also out of fashion. I remember my secondary school days when many of my friends teased students who spoke in their mother languages. They told them that learning their mother language could only get them a job as a magician!
When I was a student, we were taught the letter sounds in...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:00 by
I stood at the front of a training room in West Africa, trying to moderate a heated discussion between some veteran teachers on how best to manage children in a classroom. In a workshop on reading skills, teachers began to express their frustration in trying to maintain class control for long enough to get kids to focus on their reading activities. According to them, behaviour management was an issue. Large class size was an issue. Getting kids to pay...