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Empowering refugees to produce their own food.

20 October 2017 | Posted by Moses Mukitale | (0) comments

Here, like the thousands of other refugees, Betty’s family has relied on food rations: bags of hard beans, corn soya blend, a small quantity of salt and a bit of oil. The ingredient make the same meal day in and day out, no variation.

Home Safe Home
13th Oct, 2017 | Posted by Megan Williams | (0) comments
Home Safe Home

“During the recent disaster, the training from World Vision really helped us because everyone knew what to do. We learn from the training and then we teach our children,” Silas says.

Child Savings Groups in Myanmar
11th Oct, 2017 | Posted by Natasha Tamplin | (0) comments
Child Savings Groups in Myanmar

“Before the Savings Group, I did not know who to manage money effectively. But now I know how manage money and was able to buy my own uniform!”

Girl Power: giving girls their chance to change the world.
11th Oct, 2017 | Posted by Laura Tay | (0) comments
Girl Power: giving girls their chance to change the world.

It’s just one ‘International Day of’ amongst dozens that are dotted throughout the year, including World Tuna Day, International Asteroid Day and World Soil Day, but the Day of the Girl has always been one of my favourites.

Rwanda: Partnering together for a brighter future
6th Oct, 2017 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Rwanda: Partnering together for a brighter future

As my plane descends over ‘thousand hills’ of Rwanda’s patchwork landscape, I am reminded of the global reach of World Vision’s work across countries, languages and cultures. I think of the history of Rwanda – the lasting impact of colonial oppression, the deep national hurt borne from the 1994...

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons
1st Oct, 2017 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

Today, we celebrate the incredible contribution of our long-term partner, Wrap with Love. Wrap with Love is a community organisation that coordinates a network of knitters across Australia. Older Australians are the driving force behind the organisation, which has accumulated 40 million hours of knitting and recruited over 25...

World Vision Challenge, Optus Future Maker – tillr.
22nd Sep, 2017 | Posted by Alex Gavranich | (0) comments
World Vision Challenge, Optus Future Maker – tillr.

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been so surprised, as I also lacked the soft skills needed to accelerate professionally when I graduated high school and later university. Fortunately, I live in a country with low unemployment and a number of work opportunities that indirectly encourage soft skill development.