World Vision Annual Report 2019

World Vision’s aspiration for all children is for them to be “Educated for Life” — from birth all the way through and beyond adolescence. We believe education plays an important role in breaking the cycle of poverty and helps children reach their full potential. When they have access to education, children read and write; are able to make good judgments, can protect themselves, manage emotions and communicate ideas well. Good health is the foundation of a child’s life. That is why we focus on children’s health and nutrition from the time they are in their mother’s womb. The first 1,000 days (from conception to age two) determines the course of a child’s life. The right food and nutrients in this critical period are essential for good brain function, muscle and organ growth, and a strong immune system. We focus on community-based nutrition interventions for both mothers and children, helping them to become aware of locally available nutritional food and learn new ways to prepare them.

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