Tag Archives: School supplies

Going forward in life

Going forward in life | World Vision Blog

Teens from Seattle-area youth groups pack Family Food Kits during a day of community service. (Photo: Chris Huber/World Vision)

Third-grader Takiyah says that school supplies will help students “go forward in life, to get further in life.”

This holiday weekend, see how our U.S. Programs food kits help feed hungry families and how our partnership with Yoobi helps children succeed in school!

Literacy begins before school

Literacy begins before school | World Vision Blog

5-year-old Mugisha in Burundi learned to write and read before he began school through a World Vision reading camp. (Photo: ©2013 Achel Bayisenge/World Vision)

Today is International Literacy Day!

In eastern Burundi, an initial reading assessment of 560 school children revealed that only 26 percent of second graders are able to read and differentiate consonants from vowels.

For some children, this is changing. Mugisha, a five-year-old first grader, is one of them. He knew how to write and read before he started primary school, thanks to World Vision.