Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lured into marriage: A survivor’s story of being trafficked

Lured into marriage: A survivor’s story of being trafficked | World Vision Blog

Pyone at her new job at Eden Ministry making beads. (Photo: 2016 Khin Myo Kant/World Vision)

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Pyone is a survivor of human trafficking. After four years trapped in another country, today she is reunited with her family, working to support her daughter, and this past spring told her story so other young women might avoid her horrible experience.

Read her story here.

Four ways to connect your teens with the world

Four ways to connect your teens with the world | World Vision Blog

Teens in the Dominican Republic are finding ways to engage in the improvement of their community. (Photo: 2016 Eugene Lee/World Vision)

Raising teens can be tough. With their full schedules, how do you balance school, friends, and activities while still finding room to teach them about important issues in the world?

Blogger Nicole Wick gives four tips for how to help your kids better understand global poverty.

Teaching children empathy as a way to see and address poverty

Teaching children empathy as a way to see and address poverty | World Vision Blog

A family in Bolivia gardens together through a World Vision greenhouse project. Blogger Joy Bennett traveled with us to Bolivia in 2012. (Photo: ©2012 Ilana Rose/World Vision)

How can we redefine "selfishness" with our kids so it includes the thriving of all humans, not only ourselves?

Blogger Joy Bennett describes three ways to help our children grow stronger in empathy.

The case for inclusive innovation

The case for inclusive innovation | World Vision Blog

Women in Northern Kenya harvest cream with a manual cream separator. (Photo: World Vision)

Creative, new ideas—innovation—are vital for both emerging and developing economies, and in fact vital for the globalized system of today. And yet there is still uncertainty in the international development space about what innovation is and how it should be done.

Hear today about some of the creative ways that World Vision is addressing the challenges of poverty!

Syrian refugees: Solidarity in song

Syrian refugees: Solidarity in song

Mohammed sings to refugee children on the bus heading home from our Child-Friendly Space in Lebanon. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

It's all right to feel, even when it hurts.

Many refugee children don't know how to cope with traumatic memories. Meet Mohammed, who leads children in song at our Child-Friendly Space in Lebanon to help them learn how to express themselves.

He's expressing his own emotions, too.

Christ first, America second

Christ first, America second | World Vision Blog

Crosses erected on a steep hillside above the city of Zahlé in Lebanon, the sun rising over Syria to the east. (Photo: 2016 Jon Warren/World Vision)

As we celebrate America this holiday weekend, World Vision USA president Richard Stearns reminds us that we are citizens of Christ first.

God has blessed our nation, but for Christians those blessings come with a purpose. See the priorities our faith commands: