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Signs of Hope

“The stony track was too narrow for a car, we had to walk.  Over three days, hot and dusty, we climbed hills, crossed streams on rotting planks, and trekked through...

Writing to Your Sponsored Child

So you want to write to your sponsored child? That’s great! Sponsoring a child can be very rewarding for both the sponsor and the child, and part of that...

Jungle Man

As I spent time with DS I was reminded once again how special so many of our partners are. A self-confessed "jungle man", he feels out of place in...

The Power of Privilege

Nine year-old Chanti* was desperate to go to school. But her parents needed money, and they made her work as a cleaner in the home of a rich couple...

Surviving the Syrian Civil War

Twelve year-old *Haya was born in Raqqa, and lived there through most of the war, at the heart of ISIS’ Caliphate. The family made several unsuccessful attempts to leave...

Teeming Millions and One Sweet Smile

I’m in India. The problem with being in India is that there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been said already. The likes of Salman Rushdie and the...

‘The Difference Between Night and Day’

My husband Tom and I have just returned from a short visit to the New Day Centre (NDC), Global Care Albania’s support centre for vulnerable children and young people...