Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 15:18 by
Written by: George Ndung’u Kamau
Growing up in Trans Nzoia, Kenya, my greatest wish was to escape the harsh reality of my family’s poverty. I dreamt of becoming a pilot, traveling the globe and being the person that would bring hope to my village. My parents struggled to make enough money to provide food and other basic needs including school fees. To augment my father’s meagre income as a watchman, my mother worked a neighbour’s farms....
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 16:12 by Jon Snyder
Supporting cocoa farmers in Vanuatu leads to community impact and international success
By Terence Malapa, communications officer, World Vision
Today, Moli, 44, is one of the most successful cocoa farmers on the island of Malo, Vanuatu, but this wasn’t always the case.
Back in early 2000, with limited knowledge of modern farming techniques or farm management skills, Moli planted 300 cocoa plants, but the plants did not flourish as he had hoped. By...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 04:46 by Alexandre Gassama
Hi there. My name is Fatou. I’m 17 and I’ve just received my A levels!! I live in a place called Mabo, in the region of Birkelane in the western part of Senegal. My Mum is at home with my two sisters, one brother and myself and my Dad works in Dakar.
Thanks to one of my teachers in school, M. Senghor, I have been working with and supporting World Vision for about 4 years now. I am a peer educator in their child protection programme and also am lucky enough to be one of...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 06:41 by Stephanie Cully
World Vision Communicator, Kate Shaw is currently in the Kasai Region where militia attacks and army reprisals have uprooted 1.4 million people.
Tshibola has such a great big smile as she comes into the room and sits down, I have trouble believing I’ve heard her correctly. How can someone smile like that and have done the things she's telling me about? Why would she join the people who killed her family?...
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 03:58 by Amanda Cupido
By Elena Gaia
World Vision Senior Advisor - Policy & Partnerships - Violence Against Children
We hear a lot of excuses to justify child labour.
“The economy in some countries would crash if children weren’t working.”
“Children are learning skills that will help them when they’re older.”
“When I was young, I spent time helping with my...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 04:56 by Susan Umazi Otieno
By World Vision Kenya Communications Officer, Susan Otieno
As is common with most young children, two and a half year old Jemimah is at first shy on seeing visitors in their humble rented brick home in peri-urban Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. However, it does not take too long to have her curiosity piqued as she notices a camera in the room and wants to have a feel of it.
Her parents, Pastor Willy Chelang’ and Irene Cheboi’s...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:35 by Amanda Cupido
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children brought together 15 child delegates from seven different countries from Oct 19 to 20. Here's the story, as featured on our Instagram account.
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 21:48 by Kristie Urich
By Wanjiku Kuria, Technical Specialist - Sanitation & Hygiene, World Vision Kenya
Diarrhoea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children. Nearly 90 per cent of diarrhoea is attributed to unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Poor water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases are the number one cause of hospitalization...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 07:01 by Kristie Urich
By Dr Fungai Makoni, WASH Regional Programme Director, World Vision East Africa Region
When my daughters were doing their first grade in Harare, Zimbabwe, I went to their schools while I was working for the Institute of Water and Sanitation Development. I worked with the teachers on how to help younger students understand and practice health hygiene behaviours – particularly the importance of washing their hands
The teachers found...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 17:37 by Emmanuel Opong
By Dr Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director, WASH and Capacity Building, World Vision International
What if no one ever washed their hands?
(And, yes, this includes no hand sanitizer.)
How long would we expect life as we know it to persist?
Well, if you live in a developed country, you might expect that life could...