World Vision International

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:40 by Amanda Cupido

By Ermenda, 16, Young Leader from Albania

I would like to share with you some very sad stories of Albanian children, which are true and also widespread throughout my country. I come from a village in one of the poorest regions of Albania and others call us “Maloke” which means people who live in mountains. But actually, it is used to describe us as "wild people." And you know what, it might be true, but not only for my village, nor my city. Many Albanian...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 03:37 by

“It only takes a spark, to get the fire going…”

The words of this old hymn come to my mind every time I think of the number of children and families on the move.

I have often wondered whether the person that set the spark off – that triggered a conflict or escalated tensions in communities – had any idea how destructive that spark would be as it uproots families and children from their day to day routines, altering their futures forever.

Many children,...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 07:13 by Amanda Cupido

By Suelv, aged 14, Young Leader from Albania

Hello, my name is Suelv, I am 14 years old from Albania. I live in the coastal city called Vlora. I want to talk about ending violence against children especially physical, psychological and verbal violence. I would like to emphasize the importance of child participation in making a change in children's lives and especially in empowering girls.

Ending violence against children

My friends...

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 08:34 by Amanda Cupido

Denisa, 15, is engaged to a 28-year-old man. It’s not her choice, it is her family’s pressure from her family.

“At first it was like a bomb”, says Denisa from Albania. “My family was trying to convince me. It was like my body was there but my head and heart wasn’t… I can’t believe that at this age I have to take such a decision for my life.”

Denisa’s friend...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 01:58 by

By Angelo Mathuch, Faith and Development Coordinator, World Vision South Sudan

I have experienced and seen so much evil at an early age but I choose to focus on the good. I have been hurt but I am not destroyed.

Just like the Joseph’s story in the Bible, I have been through the crucible so my life can show the hand of God. With the horrifying journey that I have been through, in the...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 07:15 by Amanda Cupido

By Benjamin, 14, Young Leader from Chile

My name is Benjamin, I am 14 years old and from Chile. I would like talking about bullying, which is a form of violence that we experience a lot in my school.

First, I want to ask you to close your eyes and remember the time when you were in school. Remember if you were a bully or, you saw bulling or you were a victim of bullying. Think how you felt at that...

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:44 by Amanda Cupido

Children have the right to live without violence and are leading a global movement to share their stories and solutions. It takes a world to listen.

"Many parents and adults are convinced that without using physical force it is...

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:48 by

We join with others around the world in prayer for:

·       A world free from violence against children, where every child can play, go to school, be healthy, make friends, feel empowered and have their voice heard.  A world where children feel loved and are safe from harm.

·       Support for children who...

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Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:05 by Amanda Cupido

Growing up with muddy grounds, caravan homes and a perimeter of barbed wire can make you feel trapped.

Syria Refugee Camp

That's the view for the 80,000 people living in Za'atari Refugee Camp. Many of them have been there since the start...

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Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:57 by Amanda Cupido

When it rains in Za'atari Refugee Camp, it's chaos. 

"Everything gets dirty," explains Obada, 15, who has lived in the camp for the last five years. In an area made of dirt roads that spans more than 5 square km and holds 80,000 people, a bit of rain can definitely cause disruption. Even if you're lucky enough to have proper shoes, you can barely walk as your feet completely sink into the muddy ground.

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