Last month, Layla flew more than 7000 miles to meet her sponsor friend Muuo in the remote Kitui province, on the outskirts of Nairobi. The Terenure schoolgirl has been sponsoring Muuo, 11, with her pocket-money through World Vision Ireland.
For millions of people all over the world, clean water is just a dream. One of World Vision’s strong points is bringing clean water to those who need it. We reach a new person with clean water every 30 seconds. 1 million every year.
In Bangladesh, Sonali and her sister live at the Hat Khola brothel with their mother. During the day, Sonali attends a World Vision Child-friendly Space where she plays, draws, and dances. It’s a safe place in a dangerous world.
Meet Sonia, she’s 12 and lives in Burundi, Africa. Her greatest wish is to have a pen and notepad and to go to school. But sadly, Sonia’s never been to school. She spends most of her days trying to earn something to eat – and many days she goes hungry.
On World Humanitarian Day we are shining the spotlight on an inspirational Irish humanitarian who has managed many humanitarian crisis responses across the world - World Vision Ireland Head of Programmes, Graham Davison
Government statistics indicate that just 67 percent of children with disabilities receive a primary education in Kenya, and only 19 percent complete secondary school. Schools lack walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, special toys, braille books, and other special learning aids.
Since receiving new school books, 10-year-old Chimwemwe and her friends have found a new love of reading, and what's more, Chimwemwe has gone straight to the top of the class. A World Vision Literacy Boost programme is helping her to reach her potential by providing her community in Malawi with the resources needed for children to thrive.