December 2016

Double your donation to Voices of Children!

A generous anonymous donor has pledged to give up to $5,000 in matching funds to raise much needed support for our Voices of Children documentary. The Voices of Children documentary is an in-depth exploration of how to engage with children in a true give-and-take dialog about how they experience their rights to participation, provision and protection. The project team has already filmed in Brazil, Singapore, India, Colorado, USA, and Kenya, and has collected additional footage from other international contributors. Funding is now needed to review and compile the footage for initial screening at World Forum 2017 in Auckland this May. Contribute to this ground-breaking project today! [su_button url=" https://projects.worldforumfoundation.org/voices-of-children/" style="flat" background="#0f746b" size="4" icon="icon: arrow-left"]Back to Voices of Children[/su_button] [su_button url=" http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/donate/" style="flat" background="#0f746b" size="4" icon="icon: heart"]Donate now[/su_button] ...

Toast the New Year at Bonnie’s Global Café

Come as you are and choose your own chair. Since this is a virtual place, there is room for absolutely everybody. And, of course, children are welcome. As a special event to celebrate each other, our work, our Community, let's set aside one minute on this day to reflect on our blessings and our challenges. ...

Healing the Self: An Experience of Post-Earthquake in Nepal

By Meenakshi Dahal When I reached the shelter after a week, Rabin (name changed), age 5, came running towards me asking why I was not there for about a week. I asked smiling, whether he missed me. He slowly replied, “yes, I was waiting for you every day. We had nothing to do.” And I asked why? He didn’t answer, just looked down at the floor. I just opened my bag as before and took out the colors and papers. He picked some of the colors and started sketching. From the corner, a lady told me this boy is not good. And I asked what happened? She said he was stealing things from the shop. I looked at the boy’s face, he was working at his own pace, as if he didn’t listen to us. “It was mid-day of Saturday, 25th April 2015. Things started to shake and it took a few minutes to comprehend that it was an earthquake. I was with my friends in the open ground. We didn’t understand what was happening. What could we do? We were starring each other’s face with fear. We started listening to people’s screaming and the sound of buildings and compound walls collapsing. At...