Empowering young people in the Philippines

Three permanent Youth Friendly Spaces have now been established in Samar in the Philippines to enable young people to have a safe place for play and to receive regular life-skills training and mentoring. Continue reading

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Father and son face fears to raise money for Viva

Have you ever thought of jumping from a great height with nothing to catch you but the elastic tied around your ankles?

Such an image is the stuff of nightmares for Viva’s founder-president Patrick McDonald – which is exactly the reason he’s facing his fears and doing a sponsored bungee jump to raise money for vulnerable children. Continue reading

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The love every child deserves

Wendy is responsible, hard-working, and loves to study. She takes good care of her siblings, and has a strong relationship with her foster mother, who ensures that she gets the love every child deserves. However, this is not the experience of most orphans in Uganda. Continue reading

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Inside Out 5: The human mind is amazing

The final part of our series on key themes from Disney Pixar’s film Inside Out and what they teach us about being a child. Today: humans are incredible!

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Inside Out 4: It’s ok to be sad sometimes

Continuing this week’s series on key themes from Disney Pixar’s latest film Inside Out and what they teach us about being a child, here’s Thursday’s lesson looking at why honest feelings matter most – even if they are sad ones.

** SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains references to Inside Out characters and plot lines. **
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Inside Out 3: “These facts and opinions look so similar!”

The third part in our series exploring key themes from the Disney Pixar film Inside Out focuses on the often blurred lines between what is fact and what is opinion – and the impact that has on children.

** SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains references to Inside Out characters and plot lines. **

 

 

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