Friday, October 5, 2018 - 04:08 by Amanda Cupido
By Melissa, aged 17, Young Leader from Brazil
Given that Oct. 11th is International Day of the Girl, I would like to write about the relationship between three things that socially and culturally should go together but many times are not easily found: girls, empowerment and identity. Girls are born with diverse stigmas inherited from the most remote times. Society teaches us, the girls, to put ourselves in a subordinate position....
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 01:20 by
“I’m 20 years old, I don’t want to fight. I don’t want to walk towards death with my own two feet.”
Ibrahim is one of more than a million Syrians holed up in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. He is a refugee from a war that has engulfed his homeland since he was 13 years old.
Like so many Syrians, he’s enduring a life in limbo, consigned to a tent settlement about 30 minutes from the Syrian border. But as the conflict rages on, home might as well be a world away.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 09:42 by Patricio Cuevas-Parra
By Nana Berdzenishvili, Youth Empowerment Manager, WV MEER
As a passionate advocate for young people's participation, I was honoured to meet 13 youth representing their peers from seven countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Southern Asia. They gathered as part of the World Vision International ART Youth Forum and discussed the challenges that youth face in their countries sharing best practices and future plans in...
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 02:34 by
Every day we see people leading in our world. Some leading for good and some for bad. Despite how challenging we find the world, there are leaders fighting for hope, for life, for opportunity. It is inspiring of late to see so many that are so young.
Today, I woke to see a message on my Phone from CNN that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was recognised as the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work speaking out on education. At great cost to herself,...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 13:11 by
WE CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, AND THERE IS A SENSE OF LIBERATION IN REALISING THAT
As we arrived in El Salvador after 3 days of meeting with communities in Honduras, my head was swirling with all I had heard. Stories from people who each day lived in fear of the violence and poverty that had taken over their reality.
THE COMMUNITIES FROM WHICH SO MANY CHILDREN ARE FLEEING ARE DANGEROUS
As a parent with kids the same age as many who are fleeing, I was...
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 23:50 by World Vision Blogger
By Davit Choun, Creative Youth, World Vision Cambodia
Can you imagine a 19-year-old having their first experience using technology?
“I’ve never touched such things like these. They are awesome. When I heard you would bring us these things, I was dreaming about having chance to use them last night. I am so excited now,” said Sophany, 19.
A couple of months ago, I went to one of our project areas located in Kampong Thom...