The struggle of the world’s indigenous peoples to defend their world-view, culture and way of life is, I believe, one that concerns us all.
When I experienced my first sponsor child’s project closure, I did not need to pause or think about whether I would continue with further sponsorship. A project closure is a joyous milestone that must be celebrated.
I met Koli, a 12-year old girl during my visit to the project. She was an informal garment worker in the Kalshi area of Dhaka city. Instead of going to school, she used to do ‘karchupi’ (manually designing clothes using a needle) work. This was a very hard job...
It can be difficult to even try to put yourself into someone else’s shoes, but when we unite to say that something needs to be done to protect these 19.5 + million people who are fleeing their situations, then they won’t have to flee any more.
Schools are a cornerstone of community in Australia – they bring the community together around their young people, and it’s wonderful to partner with schools in the ways that we do, because this nature of schools reflects something of how World Vision works overseas.