Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
Why World Vision is in Myanmar
Like the rest of the world, Myanmar was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and widespread business closures and lockdowns caused many families to lose their jobs. Schools were closed, and millions of students risked falling behind. World Vision is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of children during the political and social unrest occurring in 2021. The violence which they face is unacceptable. World Vision is present in the communities we serve, and will continue to stand with children to ensure that they receive the best possible level of support. In 2020, despite the pandemic’s challenges, strong partnerships allowed World Vision to reach vulnerable people through food and cash distributions while following government guidelines. During the school closures, 75,000 families received home learning kits to support kids’ educations, and 250 government schools were equipped with better clean water sources and sanitation facilities. More than half of the households in a livelihoods program graduated, meaning families’ stability and food security can increase as they diversify their incomes, children under 5 are better nourished, and families can save money to strengthen their future prospects.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Myanmar
World Vision's staff in Myanmar are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For the people of Myanmar as they face one of the worst political crises in the country’s history, and for peace.
For World Vision’s programs to be fully operational as soon as possible, so the most vulnerable children and families in the country can get the support they need.
News from Myanmar
World Vision photographers capture stories of children and their families to inspire us to action and compassion. They capture intimate moments that illuminate God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed.
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