Our World Vision – thoughts and stories from staff and supporters
4 November 2017 | Posted by Bianca | (0) comments
Thanks to the generous donations from Jetstar passengers and staff, more than $9.4 million has been raised, helping to improve the lives of children and their families. Earlier this year Jetstar staff travelled to Myanmar to visit communities who had benefited from these donations – Bianca Piper shares her experience of the trip.
What has been just as significant has been an attitudinal change. The Chairman of the community committee said that they were so grateful for the generosity of the assistance as it meant so much to them. He said that “as you gave to us, so we now want to...
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.
“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.
“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!”
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.
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...