More than 48,000 people worldwide laced up for World Vision’s 2018 Global 6K for Water May 19 at 1,075 locations in 16 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, and Australia. Hear from everyday change-makers about the life-changing experience of bringing clean water to more than 63,000 people.
A group of 23 artists in Illinois has found a way to help refugees through their art — they paint portraits of Syrian children and give the proceeds to charity. They call it “Painting Syria’s Children: The Refugee Portrait Project.”
The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that in 2013 1 in 30 children in the U.S. — a historic high — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubling up with other families. The number of homeless children increased 64 percent between 2010 and 2013 (1.6 million to 2.5 million). This month, join us as we pray for U.S. children and families living in poverty.
Tips for helping your children learn about the global water crisis and how they can help solve it. Find age-appropriate videos, discussion questions, and interactive activities to help your kids develop empathy for those who don’t have access to clean water.
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.