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posted by World Vision Youth February 17th, 2014
Join the Reveal Realities Photo Contest to reveal the realities of inequality in our communities and across the Americas. The contest runs through April 30. The top photos will be used to advocate government leaders and the general public on issues of inequality and child exploitation, abuse, and neglect. We will do this through a [...]Continue Reading
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posted by World Vision Youth March 11th, 2014
We’re on the hunt for passionate, hard working, slightly ridiculous recent college graduates to join us in empowering youth all over the world! You’ll work hard, play hard, and get to be on the front line of a global movement of local change.
Sound amazing? We think so.
World Vision International is hiring four recent college graduates (this year or last) for 10-month paid Global Internships to help World Vision connect & empower youth and young adults around the world!
This year’s team has been developing some amazing campaigns, resources, and content (including the current Pray for Syria and Reveal Realities Photo Contest), while connecting with more than 60 youth communicators around the globe! Did we mention there’s travel opportunities too? Like this team’s recent trips to Bolivia and the Dominican Republic?
If you are interested, apply today. The four roles we are recruiting for include:
posted by World Vision Youth March 10th, 2014
Many years from now, when we look back upon the Syrian conflict with a collective sense of grief, it will be the children we will think of first. As the violence enters its fourth year, an entire generation of children is suffering the brutal consequences of atrocities and global inaction. In neighbouring countries, more than 1.2 million children are struggling to survive as refugees; navigating insecurity, social tensions and educational barriers as they try to remain strong for themselves, their friends and their families.
As a children’s agency, we speak often of the many issues affecting their young lives. We take these to the highest levels to try to advocate for peace, and to bring protection and aid.
To mark three years of the conflict in Syria, World Vision International invited children living as refugees to write a report; to share, in their own words, their biggest concerns, and to propose solutions. Across Lebanon and Jordan, 140 children responded. Enthusiastically they brainstormed, debated, interviewed their peers and collated and analysed results. They then elected a smaller group of writers to formalise their findings. Their words, aside from translation from Arabic into English, have not been altered.
posted by World Vision Youth March 10th, 2014
These photos give a glimpse of what life looks like for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living inside Jordan. This week Syria will be entering its fourth year of conflict. Three years of suffering. Don’t let there be a fourth. Here’s how you can stand with the children of Syria this week.
In Jerash, Jordan, Syrian refugee families live in cramped and often unsanitary conditions. This house has holes in the walls, makeshift kitchen and bathroom facilities, and is often visited by rats. None of the older girls attend school, and cry when they reflect on their studies in Syria. (more…)
posted by World Vision Youth March 9th, 2014
How to stand with the children of Syria this week.
This week Syria will be entering its fourth year of conflict. The children of Syria should not be forced to endure yet another year of bloodshed, displacement and despair. We are asking you to express your concern for the millions of children who have been impacted by this humanitarian crisis by getting involved and asking your friends to join in too. (more…)
posted by World Vision Youth March 7th, 2014
This International Women’s Day, we honor the strong leaders who are emerging from Typhoon Haiyan’s aftermath. Meet Wilma Paloma. She leads an entire village with more than 600 families. After typhoon Haiyan ravaged their village in the province of Aklan, she is now left with the daunting task of leading her village towards recovery.
Leadership and participation of women in village councils are gaining ground in the Philippines’ most vulnerable and disaster-prone areas. Recognizing their strengths and capabilities, women like Wilma can lead even after a strong typhoon like Haiyan.
According to her, “The relief assistance that we received in the aftermath of the storm sustained us for weeks as we head back to our fields to clear our farms and plant. Now it’s time to harvest and we’re reaping the fruits of our hard work.” (more…)