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Everyone has a story to tell: Cambodia.

26 June 2017 | Posted by Nell O'Grady | (0) comments

I was astonished at the kindness and compassion this family had given us. Allowing us into her home was a very humbling experience for me as I’m sure it was for all of us. After these visits, hoping back onto the bus, we all had stories to retell.

World Refugee Day: A personal reflection.
20th Jun, 2017 | Posted by Mwiyeria Munyeki | (0) comments
World Refugee Day: A personal reflection.

Protecting children begins with ensuring that their immediate needs are met. That’s why since March 2014, World Vision Uganda has been responding to the South Sudan refugee crisis by providing food, water, sanitation and hygiene services, livelihoods empowerment, education and child protection services.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
17th Jun, 2017 | Posted by Rob Kelly | (0) comments
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Human activities, including overgrazing by livestock and over-cutting of trees for firewood, had reduced the vegetation cover on the steep hillsides. Even small amounts of rain caused soil erosion and flooding downstream, and a deep gully had formed which split the community in half.

Is it possible to reforest Afghanistan?
13th Jun, 2017 | Posted by Brian Hilton | (0) comments
Is it possible to reforest Afghanistan?

To even consider the big job of reforestation consultation with the community must occur. World Vision investigates all of the issues related to growing trees with the community from hungry sheep to lack of water during the hot summers.

Work Experience with World Vision.
9th Jun, 2017 | Posted by Pelham Martini | (0) comments
Work Experience with World Vision.

Work experience at World Vision was a great experience as it helped me to learn about the world and its current conditions as well as the problems that many people and countries face. So much effort goes into what they do and the workplace has heaps of passion and...

How Orange Sweet Potato can transform Burundi.
29th May, 2017 | Posted by Brian Hilton | (0) comments
How Orange Sweet Potato can transform Burundi.

Not everything in development is a quick win. Often it is a slow struggle to change the hearts and minds of those in power. Such is the case with orange sweet potato in Burundi. World Vision has a great program with high iron beans released by the government in...

Periods – they don’t need to be a pain: Menstrual Hygiene Management in Uganda.
28th May, 2017 | Posted by Lauren Amadei | (0) comments
Periods – they don’t need to be a pain: Menstrual Hygiene Management in Uganda.

While I may have initially experienced embarrassment, I now know that menstruation is a normal part of life, and unites me with other women all over the world. This simple biological fact should not hold women back. It should not become a barrier to achieving great results at school...