Simiso grew up in a small village in the Shiselweni region of Eswatini. His mother raised him alone, though she told him who his father was, and he was able to get to know some of his father’s family.
Life has been hard for parents this year with the COVID-19 pandemic closing parks and schools. For those unused to having their children home all day long and for kids who suddenly found themselves stuck indoors day after day, the lockdowns proved to be a tough and, in some cases, discouraging season.
When a drop falls into still water, it creates circles far bigger than the size of a drop itself. We want to tell you a story of one little drop named Dilaram*.
Agape Hope Children Center was established to take care of orphans and other vulnerable youngsters in Nairobi, Kenya. Close to 150 children live at the orphanage and are educated at the center’s school. Another 500 children are part of the food program, and World Challenge’s support has empowered the center to impact the lives of the whole community.
When the Chernobyl reactor blew highly radioactive graphite and ash across the nearby towns and forest, the Soviet government called in liquidators to contain the disaster.
In some cultures, tuberculosis (TB) is associated with witchcraft or familial curses. This is due in part to ignorance about how TB is spread and it often being associated with HIV, poverty, drug use, homelessness, imprisonment or being a refugee.
The famous Danish poet Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig once wrote, “A simple, cheerful, active life on earth, a cup I’d not exchange for monarch’s chalice…“
The COVID-19 pandemic closed many countries’ borders to protect people, but this also left many refugees stranded, separated from other family members or stuck in camps with limited access to aid.
Tara Winkler volunteered at an orphanage in Cambodia, excited to be able to help children in need. The longer she spent there, though, the more she began noticing strange things. Children were catching mice to eat because they were so hungry, despite money pouring in to support the organization.