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World Water Day 2017: Water and wastewater

22 March 2017 | Posted by Michael Poustie | (0) comments

World Vision as a child centred organisation care about wastewater. Poorly managed it has the potential to kill, while well managed it has the potential to empower communities, protect children’s health and strengthen families’ livelihoods.

The Relationship between Universal WASH and Gender Equality
21st Mar, 2017 | Posted by World Vision | (0) comments
The Relationship between Universal WASH and Gender Equality

Two weeks ago (on March 8th) the world celebrated International Women’s Day  and today is World Water Day.  While these two international days of action are coincidentally celebrated just two weeks apart, the connection between them is stark and very much on the global development agenda. Sustainable Development Goal...

Gone with the trees but bringing back winds of change.
21st Mar, 2017 | Posted by Annila Harris | (0) comments
Gone with the trees but bringing back winds of change.

Each day we learn to value the trees that are left behind. Our household no longer cuts trees for firewood anymore because World Vision gave us a bio-gas unit. The daylong task of collecting wood is no longer needed so I do not have to skip school anymore.

Lucy Holmes: Making a difference
14th Mar, 2017 | Posted by Lucy Holmes | (0) comments
Lucy Holmes: Making a difference

In 2015 an estimated 5.9 million children died before their fifth birthday. That’s nearly 6 million children - In one year. I can’t wrap my head around those figures.

Kenya seeing benefits of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration
11th Mar, 2017 | Posted by World Vision | (0) comments
Kenya seeing benefits of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

FMNR has increased my profits and enabled me to expand my food kiosk. I am thankful for the great knowledge that I got on FMNR!

Self defence classes – Empowering confident girls and women in India.
7th Mar, 2017 | Posted by Jesse Ward | (0) comments
Self defence classes – Empowering confident girls and women in India.

A young girl by the name of Arti who I had the fortune of meeting, told me about her role as a youth volunteer and leader in the community. Arti, who was studying a Bachelor of Arts, helped run not only the girls self-defence class but was also in...

Life in all its fullness: Fanning Sparks into Flames
2nd Mar, 2017 | Posted by Darren Sterling | (0) comments
Life in all its fullness: Fanning Sparks into Flames

Srey Noun now teaches English three nights per week to forty children not much younger than her. The shy and timid girl has now become a confident leader and community teacher.