World Poetry Day: “Childhood Lost” by Propaganda

World Poetry Day: “Childhood Lost” by Propaganda | World Vision Blog

Spoken-word artist Propaganda, featured in today's video. (Photo: Scott Erickson)

In honor of World Poetry Day today, we’re featuring our partner, spoken-word poet Propaganda, with a video of his poem “Childhood Lost.”

“Childhood is worth saving, because once it’s gone, it’s gone.”

Watch this powerful video, and learn more about Childhood Lost.


There’s nothing lovely about injustice. Nothing elegant about children being harmed, demoralized, wronged. If only everyone felt this way.

We know you hold “childhood” to be as sacred as we do. You believe it should be protected. When you learn about the tragedies of what happens to these children, you want to act. We all want to act—and we can.

Through World Vision’s newest program Childhood Lost, youth groups, teenagers, and college students can help stop child slavery in Bangladesh before it ever has the chance to start! We have a goal to raise $300,000, which will help 800 kids by providing them with a Child-Friendly Space.

This Childhood Lost video features Propaganda, the Los Angeles hip-hop and spoken word sensation. Recognized internationally for his bold, poetic, soulful work, ‘Prop’ has a way of cutting right to the heart of humanity.

With his subject matter ranging from God to race to culture to politics, we were excited to partner with him on this particular piece, in hopes of sharing the message that: “Childhood is worth saving, because once it’s gone, it’s gone.”


Learn more about how to get involved, or to give toward the Childhood Lost goal. Your generosity will help World Vision build safe places for Bangladeshi children on the brink of corruption. 

You can also sponsor a child in Bangladesh! Sponsorship is one of the best ways of helping to ensure that a child – and childhood – is protected.

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