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Posts : March, 2015

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Jalel’s story: A Syrian child refugee shares his food with hungry parents
31st Mar, 15 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Jalel’s story: A Syrian child refugee shares his food with hungry parents

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, 15 | Posted by Matt Morris
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, 15 | Posted by Karli Smith
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, 15 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley
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, 15 | Posted by Laura Tay
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, 15 | Posted by Graham Tardif
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.