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.
Young people have witnessed compelling footage of the war in Ukraine, including heartbreaking images of refugees and displaced families. Moved to act out their faith, students at Christian schools have raised more than $80,000 to provide Ukraine relief through World Vision’s Ignite program, a partnership that helps schools engage students and shape them into global leaders with a biblical worldview. Park Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, raised more than $16,000 through a walkathon after students, faculty, and staff established the “Children Helping Children” Ukraine Fund.
As Lebanon encounters an economic crisis, refugee children face protection risks and fading education access.
Ahmed’s world began to change in 2014 when militants took control of his city of Mosul, Iraq. His education halted while his family lived in fear. Ahmed continued to pursue his education after things took a turn for the worst when his family fled their home.
High malaria rates in Malawi caused children to miss school. Upon their return, students like Halima struggled to keep up. After World Vision’s Indoor Residual Spray initiative, class attendance rose.
World Vision is committed to help bridge barriers for vulnerable people who face each day with a disability. As we take steps to do so, we reflect on powerful moments and stories brought about through our work.
World Vision brought clean water to Dada village in Ethiopia. Not only did it bring about physical changes in the community by improving water access, education, and health, but it also brought spiritual changes as people wanted to follow Jesus.
A childhood disability fuels Premvati’s compassion for other children with a disability in India. Through World Vision programs, Premvati regained confidence and continues to serve her community’s most vulnerable.