Celebrating International Day of the Girl on October 11
World Vision Staff Oct 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Shining a light in the darkness.

Heroes are rising up to shine light into their communities, and it’s girls and women who are leading the charge. Let’s celebrate them this October 11, on International Day of the...

Nothing Will Stop Me
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Jamaya High School is located in the Shashogo district of Ethiopia, 260 miles south of Addis Ababa. Built five years ago, the school serves 785 students, half of which are girls. The school had four latrines...

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Sahinoor Helps Protect Neighbors from Coronavirus
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