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All children should be going back to school

30 January 2015 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley | (0) comments

It's back to school time for kids in Australia. Around the world 168 million children will be denied an education this year, trapped in child labour instead.

A sweet song for Syria
27th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Suzy Sainovski | (0) comments
A sweet song for Syria

World Vision's Suzy Sainovski spent her New Years Eve a little differently, meeting families who have fled the violence in Syria and now live in a refugee camp in Jordan.

Vaccination provokes a response
23rd Jan, 2015 | Posted by Tari Turner | (0) comments
Vaccination provokes a response

Immunisation prevents more than two million deaths each year - and by increasing immunisation rates we could prevent another two million child deaths each year. Dr Tari Turner explores why and how World Vision supports immunisations to improve child health.

What makes me get up for work everyday
20th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Brian Inciso | (0) comments
What makes me get up for work everyday

Brian works for World Vision in the Philippines, helping communities rebuild after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. He's used his talent for drawing to share the story of Alicia, who lost her home during Typhoon Haiyan.

Can palm oil ever be a good thing?
19th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Vanessa Forrest | (4) comments
Can palm oil ever be a good thing?

You've probably heard that the palm-oil industry is environmentally destructive and destroys the habitat of creatures like orang-utans. But it is also a source of income for families with few other options - so is there a way to find a balance between the two?

How can we make “ethical shopping” as easy as “regular” shopping?
16th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Gordon Renouf | (0) comments
How can we make “ethical shopping” as easy as “regular” shopping?

Trying to shop ethically can be confusing and difficult without the right information to make good choices. Gordon Renouf from Good On You shares how this new organisation is trying to make ethical shopping easier.

Amazing achievements in fighting global poverty in the last 15 years
15th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Laura Tay | (2) comments
Amazing achievements in fighting global poverty in the last 15 years

In 2000, global leaders set eight goals that if achieved by 2015, would halve global poverty. To celebrate the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we're looking at all that has been achieved in the last 15 years.