Trip Reflections

"Nobody should be deprived of opportunities just because of the different backgrounds that they were born into.” Find out what other lessons a student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) picked up following a visit with World Vision to Son Tra in Vietnam. This trip was undertaken in preparation for a Service-Learning project being developed as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between World Vision and NP.

My visit to the Area Development Programme (ADP) in Ende, Indonesia was my first trip with World Vision. It was very enriching for me because this was my first time learning more about how ADPs operate. The trip opened my eyes to the realities and challenges of implementing and sustaining ADPs, as well as the immense needs of the people. The activities that were part of our itinerary helped us learn more about the work being carried out by World Vision for the benefit of poor and vulnerable children and their families.

She showed up unannounced, with a bouquet of roses and a card... I hope that my visit to Vietnam has impacted her life like how it has impacted mine. 

It all began innocuously enough. I heard the familiar ping of another new email arriving in my inbox. I took a quick glance and saw it was from World Vision. It was about a trip to Kirivong Area Development Programme (ADP) in Cambodia from late February to early March 2017. So began my adventure…

How the child sponsorship journey started

Most people take up child sponsorship when they have an income and want to help the needy. Ryan became a sponsor when he was just 7. 

For his 7th birthday party, his parents asked the guests not to buy gifts, but to help contribute to a fund for Ryan to sponsor a child with World Vision. With the money collected, Ryan sponsored his first child from Lesotho.

Now, 13, he is one of the youngest trippers to visit Yaozhou, China to meet his sponsored child.

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