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Youth call for end to violence in Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza

posted by October 20th, 2014

Last week, World Vision’s National Youth Forum in Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza called for an end to violence against children and more tolerance and forgiveness within the Palestinian Society. This song was produced as part of the activities to raise the voice of children and youth calling for an end to violence against children in all its forms.

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Creative Youth in Cambodia

posted by October 20th, 2014

Digital media, computers, cameras, tablets and the internet are an everyday reality for most young people growing up in an urban or developed context. This new digital world is an integral part of youth developing their identities, socializing, and belonging to groups.

The CreativeYouth Project better prepares disadvantaged youth in rural and urban Cambodia for a society and economy that is rapidly becoming reliant on technology and creativity in everyday life and work. Their confidence, identity, and hope for the future is strengthened as they explore and grow in a self-learning environment with their peers.

#GetHangry about World Hunger

posted by October 17th, 2014

No one should experience extreme hunger and starvation past the point of feeling ‘hangry’. But unfortunately, this is the reality for over 805 million people in the world.

World Vision youth in Canada are doing something about it – and you can join in!

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Meet Shanti – Finding hope after losing her first 4 children #BAD2014

posted by October 16th, 2014

by Matt Darvas of World Vision Australia

Matt shares a contribution to the international Blog Action Day taking place on the 16th of October. The theme for this year is ‘inequality’. Follow all the action at #blogactionday 

When Shanti told me that her first four children had all passed away when they were between 6 – 12 months old, I was stunned. What do you even say to that? How can you possibly continue the conversation from that point on?

At that moment it was like I was having this surreal ‘out-of-body’ experience. I was looking down on this young dumbstruck Australian, staring back blankly at a woman whose life had known the kind of hardship and struggles that he could never possibly begin to imagine, let alone relate to.

Moments like this make me feel way out of my depth and completely inadequate in what I have to offer to women like Shanti and their communities here in Nepal. But I was about to be reminded that this wasn’t about me. (more…)

Innovative Approaches for a Hunger Free World

posted by October 16th, 2014

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) and yesterday was World Food Day. We believe that a world that is hunger free and free of extreme poverty is possible! It begins by not just feeding the world today but also partnering to create long-term food security for the future.

Here are five innovative ways in which World Vision is partnering with communities to feed the world today and tomorrow: (more…)