Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education 1 Comment

By: Mung, Daniel Gin Sian “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More

Reigniting a Stalled Education

September 16, 2016By Guest AuthorChild Education No Comments

By Gloria Das As he goes to school with his friends, Hemel seems like any other child. But until last year, the 10-year-old led a different life, enduring a daily 16-hour shift at a tea stall in the city of Rangpur in northern Bangladesh. Hemel’s story begins when financial hardship forced his aging parents to … Read More

Movies in July: A Small Act

July 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyChild Education No Comments

“I think it just felt normal to donate some money to a child.” These were the words of a woman in Sweden thinking back to when she made a decision to sponsor a boy in Nairobi, Kenya.  That boy grew up, went to Harvard, returned to Kenya and created a program to help educate children … Read More