Eating plain rice is a luxury.
Children can’t go to school.
The only water you get to drink is from a filthy pond.
You can’t go to the doctor when you’re sick.
This is the world of millions of children living in vulnerable communities; the world they wake up to every single day. Now… what if YOU could change that world and give the children a world of firsts!
You can sponsor a child with World Vision, unlocking a world of firsts from just RM65 (Asian countries) or RM80 (Non-Asian countries) per month. A girl's first day at school is her first step to becoming a community leader instead of a child bride. A boy’s first nutritious meal is his first day with enough energy to learn and play. And for you – the first letter and photo you receive from your sponsored child is the last time the child is a stranger.
All around the globe, we work to bring the basics of life to vulnerable communities.
As a result, every 60 seconds... a family gets water… a hungry child is fed… a family receives the tools to overcome poverty, and more.
That means, millions of vulnerable children and their families are experiencing a new ‘first’ every day – the first sip of clean water, the first day at school, the first harvest of farm vegetables… the list goes on. With every ‘first’, we see the spark of hope for a better future grow in their lives. All this would not have been possible without the thousands of loving, caring people who believe that together we can change the world for children, one child at a time.
Mouawiya is a six-year-old boy attending remote learning sessions with World Vision. “I learned to count and I know the weekdays in English”, he says proudly. “Had my son not been enrolled in this programme, he might not have had any education whatsoever,” says his grateful mother Majida.
Many children underestimate the privileges they have, such as being able to go to school and get a good education. They are unaware of the importance of education and how it can shape their future. Education is a key to a brighter future denied to around 258 million children around the world, according to UNESCO data.
World Vision Lebanon (WVL) is helping vulnerable girls and boys to stay in education. WVL’s education teams created WhatsApp groups among caregivers of children registered in the local programme, allowing remote learning to go ahead during lockdowns.
Sufair, 17, lives with his family on Hiri Island, Indonesia, an area supported by World Vision. The support World Vision gave made him want to do more for children in his community. Sufair left the island to continue his education. Later, he took English courses, but had to stop due to high fees and COVID-19 lockdowns.
In October 2020, Sufair returned home and discovered that many young children could not study. Seeing this, he stepped up to teach children English twice a week. "I do this so that children don’t just spend time playing, but can continue to learn even though school is closed."
*Sufair (standing) teaching children in his hometown.
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In 2021, 85.9% of donations collected were used for programmes that benefit children, families and communities in need.