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The Life-Saving Impact of Clean Birthing Kits

11 May 2018 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments

In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating the generosity and commitment of our partners to protect the health of mothers and newborns around the world. Since 2015, World Vision Australia has partnered with Birthing Kit Foundation Australia to support a clean birthing environment in vulnerable communities. Since our partnership began, over 90,000 clean birthing…

Unlocking literacy and opportunity around the world
24th Apr, 2018 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Unlocking literacy and opportunity around the world

World Vision began working in Chihota in 2011, when school enrolment was below 80 percent and an average of 10 children shared one textbook. Education was one of three program areas identified by the Chihotan community as a priority focus for work with World Vision until 2026.

Writing a brighter future in Burundi
23rd Apr, 2018 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Writing a brighter future in Burundi

Jonathan Ndereyimana, the English teacher, smiles and says, “I am so grateful for these books. These books are helping my students to read and move forward in understanding English words.” The experience of students in north-eastern Burundi is echoed in countries around the world, where Cengage resources have...

VICE and Andrew Quilty visit the Beqaa Valley
28th Mar, 2018 | Posted by Angus Smith | (0) comments
VICE and Andrew Quilty visit the Beqaa Valley

Like so many Syrians, Ibrahim is enduring a life in limbo, consigned to a tent settlement about 30 minutes from the Syrian border. But as the conflict rages on, home might as well be a world away.

Heroism in the Uganda refugee camp.
27th Mar, 2018 | Posted by Prasanna De Silva | (0) comments
Heroism in the Uganda refugee camp.

This put Jaqueline in a tough situation. The past months had been full of hardship as she had taken care of her children, endured pregnancy while travelling with no food, and given birth to her child in a refugee camp. Now here were four more boys, begging her to...

Improved water systems wash away refugee mother’s health and safety worries.
22nd Mar, 2018 | Posted by Joy Maluyo | (0) comments
Improved water systems wash away refugee mother’s health and safety worries.

Now with clean water just a stone’s throw away from their tent, Nur is at peace. She doesn’t have to worry about her children catching water-borne diseases, or their safety.

Turning on the tap to clean water in rural Zambia.
19th Mar, 2018 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Turning on the tap to clean water in rural Zambia.

The installation of water tanks and availability of clean water in Zambia is contributing to transformative change in health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihoods. Children now have access to safe water for drinking, families are learning to improve sanitation and hygiene practices, and farmers are able to...