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Monday, October 5, 2015
A Child Friendly Space provides relief for refugee children in Serbia
On October 4th, World Vision, together with UNICEF, opened a Child Friendly Space (CFS) for refugees crossing at the Bapska border between Serbia and Croatia. In CFS, children are able to spend time playing and drawing, while mothers were provided with space to breast-feed and rest."It is very important to have space for women and children where they can have protection and privacy as well as some normalcy," said Weihui Wang, World Vision's Child Protection and Participation Lead in Serbia. 
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Featured Image: Community reading club volunteer, Jenara Mumbulu, listens to and helps Lightwell, 10, with his reading at a World Vision's reading camp in Zambia. (Photo credit: Laura Reinhardt / World Vision).
It takes a village to teach children to read
Featured Image: Community reading club volunteer, Jenara Mumbulu, listens to and helps Lightwell, 10, with his reading at a World Vision's reading camp in Zambia. (Photo credit: Laura Reinhardt / World Vision). By Kari Costanza, World Vision US An outbreak of reading increases education   Lightwell, 10, is not yet sponsored, but he still gets to attend World Vision’s Unlock Literacy reading club, held on weekends. Lightwell goes everywhere with a book in his hand.
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May 22nd 2019
Making education safe for all
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 attention was an issue. So we began to strategise and brainstorm.
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November 29th 2016
What's your favourite book?
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September 7th 2016
Early Childhood Development: “The education vaccine.”
By Ted Neill, Early Childhood Care and Development Specialist, World Vision It was at an early childhood development (ECD) conference that I first heard a speaker describe ECD programmes as the “education vaccine”. He could not actually recall where he had first heard the phrase himself, but it had stuck with him. It stuck with me too. In the years since, I have found myself sharing the same notion with colleagues at education conferences and ECD symposiums the world over.
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September 2nd 2016