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Seeds of Education April 18, 2015

Chok, 11, from northern South Sudan, recently returned to school since being displaced with his family by civil war. He is among the top students in his class.

Bringing Water Closer to Home April 16, 2015

Ten-year-old Violet has a reason to celebrate. Thanks to a new well drilled in her village by World Vision, she's now seen the last of her family's water worries. 

A sweet song for Syria April 14, 2015

Meet Laynour – she’s fun, feisty and five years old. She plays dolls with her sister, she fights over the doll with her sister, she loves being the centre of attention, and she has adorable pigtails and loves making people laugh.

The Children who Have Forgotten the Words April 10, 2015

World Vision's Dominica Leonard travelled to the Middle East to meet Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Here she tells the story of three young children who stole her heart in the midst of a refugee camp in Lebanon.

Education in emergencies; Shamil is back to school April 07, 2015

Blantyre: 25th March 2015: For the whole month of January Chingoli Full Primary School, in the Mulanje district of Malawi, had failed to provide education to learners following the collapse of class rooms at the school. Floods damaged the school blocks to the extent that the Ministry of Lands and Quantity Surveying declared the structures unfit for occupation.

By Charles Kabena

How do you tackle malnutrition? Give children a healthy breakfast April 07, 2015

It smells delicious. 

Teacher Anong drops carrots and gourds into a pot of boiling water with minced pork – steam surrounding her as she stirs the soup.

When she turns off the stove, the soup is dished into 17 plates. 

Other food – slices of oranges and cups of milk are placed on the table. Soon, all five food groups are covered and the children start arriving.

This is the first meal of the day for these preschoolers, ranging from...

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis April 07, 2015

Nearly 2 million Syrian children are refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports. An upsurge in fighting has complicated aid efforts as the conflict enters its fifth year.

Let’s Reset the bar on Chocolate April 04, 2015

Happy Easter! Have you ever wondered where does your Easter chocolate come from and how it is produced? This Easter, let’s raise the bar on how it is produced and sourced. 

Violence Against Girls and Women March 30, 2015

Violence against women and girls is all too prevalent in the world. Violence can take many forms; domestic abuse, trafficking, rape, or harmful practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children March 30, 2015

This month the conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected.  Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name 

Meeting Jalel March 28, 2015

The crisis in Syria has been raging for four long years, leaving many families like Jalel’s in situations they never thought possible. The fighting has forced almost two million children – two million – out of Syria and away from stable lives.  Meet Jalel, one of these children.

For Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water and being able to go to school. March 22, 2015

It doesn’t take a lot to make children smile. For most, they smile when they are entertained. But for Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water to drink.

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