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.
The new benchmark in development thinking is resilience, which is as simple as the dictionary definition, i.e. the ability to spring back into shape, to recover from difficulties. It gets complex because no two contexts are exactly the same and the factors to be weighed in program planning are manifold.
I saw the ground moving like waves. The rumbling sounded like thunder, followed by screams of people. The buildings and houses started to collapse. It was like watching a movie. Even now, remembering that scenario still scares me.
Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in late 2013 an estimated 400,000 children have been unable to continue their education and subsequently forced to drop out. This is the story of one of these children.
Even before the earthquake, cocooned in the majestic mountains canopying Sindhuli, Apsara’s community, the Majhis an indigenous group, lived a life of extreme hardship. With abject poverty a daily reality, Apsara’s family faces the effects of residing in a secluded province.
The families from Majuwa village had barely recovered from the impact of the 7.9 April 25 earthquake that hit Nepal when a new earthquake struck on May 12. The earthquake also damaged the water pipelines and they couldn't be fixed.