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Jalel’s story: A Syrian child refugee shares his food with hungry parents

31 March 2015 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst | (0) comments

When Rhonda met Syrian refugee Jalel at a World Vision supported remedial education class, she was struck by the fact that each day this five-year-old boy brought most of his daily meal home, to share with his hungry parents.

Why we say no: cash versus donated goods in an emergency
27th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Matt Morris | (0) comments
Why we say no: cash versus donated goods in an emergency

After a disaster like Cyclone Pam, it's extraordinary how generous people can be in offering supplies for those affected. Unfortunately, organisations like World Vision can't always accept these donated goods - here we explain why, and how you can help in the most effective way.

My baby shower with a difference
26th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Karli Smith | (0) comments
My baby shower with a difference

As four World Vision staff members each prepare to go on maternity leave, they made the decision to throw a baby shower with a difference - enlisting friends and colleagues to pack clean birthing kits for women around the world.

Easter Eggs aren’t so sweet for all children
25th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley | (0) comments
Easter Eggs aren’t so sweet for all children

Egg hunts and eating too much chocolate are fond Easter memories for many children - but around the world, other children are trapped in child labour producing the treats we enjoy. Ruth Dearnley shares how you can enjoy ethical chocolate this Easter.

Today is a day to be happy
20th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Laura Tay | (0) comments
Today is a day to be happy

Did you know that March 20th is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to celebrate the good things – so we’re sharing stories of people who have reminded us of true happiness.

From choice to change – respectful relationships require listening, learning and leadership
19th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Graham Tardif | (0) comments
From choice to change – respectful relationships require listening, learning and leadership

On this Close the Gap day World Vision’s Graham Tardif reflects on the importance of respectful relationships for improving the well-being of Indigenous Australians.

Cyclone Pam – you have not destroyed the people of Vanuatu
18th Mar, 2015 | Posted by Chloe Morrison | (0) comments
Cyclone Pam – you have not destroyed the people of Vanuatu

It's been five days since Cyclone Pam caused destruction and devastation in Vanuatu. World Vision's Chloe Morrison shares what she has seen as people take stock and begin the hard work of rebuilding.