News and Updates

We feature write-ups from supporters and staff who are hungry for change and want their voices to be heard.

In times of crisis, child marriages spike. Desperate families sell their daughters into marriage just to survive. COVID-19 could see an extra 4 million girls become brides in the next 2 years. Benesh, just 14 years old, lives with her husband and son at a camp for internally displaced people in the Badghis province of Afghanistan.

A team of two lecturers and 24 students studying different courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) took part in a Youth Expedition Project (YEP) in Da Nang, Vietnam on 8-20 September 2019. This YEP was organised by NP’s Office of Service Learning (OSL) in conjunction with World Vision, and was the second in a series of Service-Learning trips that introduced students at NP to World Vision’s child-centred approach to sustainable development. The team shares some reflections and key takeaways from their experience. 

5 passionate students from National Junior College, Joyce Goh, Ker Jun Sheng, Vernice Teo, Allysa Tan and Xavier Cheah, started "Heartstrings in Taikkyi" - a campaign to raise awareness and funds for the needs of the community in Taikkyi, Myanmar. The team mounted a school-wide exhibition from 19 - 20 August 2019 to sensitise their peers to the educational and child protection needs in Taikkyi, and invited them to write letters of encouragement to the children and youth living there as a show of support.

Matthew Cheung from St. Joseph's Institution International shares his conviction to bring clean water to the vulnerable and how he started "Magnificent Clean Water" - a campaign on MyVision to raise funds for clean water by donating proceeds earned from running a lemonade stall in his school. Read on to hear how Matthew took action and advocated for clean water for all!

"I could really see how poverty needs to be tackled from many levels: infrastructure, health, climate change... so many aspects contribute to poverty. A comprehensive approach is needed. What I love about World Vision's work is their aim to empower communities so they can be left to succeed on their own.”