This week, World Vision will receive a visit from the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The king-to-be and his wife will be learning about World Vision’s work in the Solomon Islands, which is part of the South Asia and Pacific region, where a billion people live on less than $2 per day.
The royal couple’s stop is a part of the Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate the 60 years during which Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as Monarch.
Kate will be attending a morning tea with World Vision’s gender coordinator, Koisau Sade, who will share how World Vision has been working with church leaders to change men’s attitudes toward women and reduce domestic abuse.
The community where the royal couple will visit struggles with high unemployment, limited educational opportunities, and drug, alcohol, and physical abuse.
World Vision has worked there for the past 18 months to empower community members through interventions like education and economic development.
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Read more about the royal couple’s upcoming visit to World Vision’s programs in the Solomon Islands.