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Learning to count at age 15 March 04, 2015

In New Delhi, India, Sonam's family struggled to make a living, so education wasn't a priority for her life. In many developing countries, this is a reality faced by young girls, as depicted in the film, Girl Rising.

Q&A with an [almost] child bride March 02, 2015

Shapla in Bangladesh was devastated when her parents arranged a marriage that would force her to drop out of school. But thanks to World Vision, when Shapla told her friends about her situation, they knew what to do.

Child Sponsor Caroline Dervan visits her sponsored children February 27, 2015

On July 08th 2014, Caroline Dervan and her family from Co. Roscommon paid a visit to her sponsored children Futhie and Sifiso at our Shizelweni Area Development Programme (ADP) in Swaziland.

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls February 25, 2015

World Vision has partnered with 10x10, a campaign aimed at promoting the education and empowerment of girls. The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in developing countries are often not valued — and how child sponsorship can help. 

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl February 23, 2015

Growing up in the Philippines, Rachel longed to become a nurse but assumed it would never happen because of her family’s poverty. World Vision started helping her when she was 7. Eleven years later, she’s set to become the first person in her family to attend college

When hunger and poverty undermine education for children February 20, 2015

Sadly, in many parts of the world, food insecurity and poverty often keep children like 11-year-old Kham out of the classroom. Before World Vision helped his family, he’d often skip school to look for food or to avoid embarrassment caused by his dirty clothes.

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future February 18, 2015

Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.

More Than Social Justice February 17, 2015

World Vision is on mission to create a protective environment around children, not just so that they survive but also thrive in their communities. 

A Place to Learn and Call Home February 16, 2015

It’s been nearly three years since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and many people there are still living in squalid conditions in camps. World Vision is working on a project to help families move out of camps and into more durable accommodations. 

A Young Girl’s Journey Towards Education in Nepal February 13, 2015

When Laxmi was 8 years old, she decided to quit school, as all her older sisters had done after they finished fifth grade. But in 2001, World Vision enrolled Laxmi as a sponsored child. Now, she is completing twelfth grade and hoping to become a teacher.

A Stitch in Time Empowers February 11, 2015

Through World Vision training programmes, Indian women receive training in tailoring as well as sewing machines, empowering them to open their own tailor shops and inspire the next generation. Read more

Literacy Begins Before School February 09, 2015

In eastern Burundi, an initial reading assessment of 560 school children revealed that only 26 percent of second graders are able to read and differentiate consonants from vowels. For some children, this is changing. Read how

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