FEB. 15, 2018, UGANDA — In eastern Uganda, a community is still reeling from the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency more than a decade ago. Children like 5-year-old Grace must walk a long way for dirty water while parents are still walking an emotional path of healing. Through it all, access to clean water would help everyone heal and have a fuller life.
Kamryn Thackrey walked the Global 6K for Water so other children won’t have to. Her prayers for Cheru in Kenya were answered, and this year she’s ready to get more people to help.
World Vision launched the Give-back Gift Shop Nov. 27-29 in New York City at Bryant Park’s Winter Village to show ways to help others this holiday season.
As parents, it’s much easier to talk than to listen. But listening is what our children need us to do. It’s a hallmark of World Vision’s work to involve everyone in decision making — men, women, and children. Every year on November 20, Universal Children’s Day reminds us to listen to children around the world, children who see problems from a point of view that we adults have long forgotten.
Sonali’s family in Bangladesh went from shunned to shining as a result of World Vision child sponsorship and Gift Catalog goats and chickens.