Indigenous youth lead the way

With the support of StarKids, Indigenous youth are gaining leadership skills. When 15-year-old Sydney student Raymond Sarich joined the StarKids-supported Young Mob program he was no different from many teenagers; he lacked self-confidence and didn’t see many options for his future. A year on, his…

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Free to dream

StarKids helps Sokha grow her business and meet her children’s needs. Singer, technician, police officer, teacher. Sokha’s children have big dreams for their future. Thanks to a project funded by StarKids in Cambodia, Sokha can now support them to follow these dreams. Sokha and her…

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A family reunited

StarKids has helped improve life for Myanmar’s most vulnerable children. Htet was one of up to 30,000 children living on the streets of Mandalay. But through a StarKids-supported project, World Vision helped his family reunite and build a better life. Htet’s father died when he…

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From little things

“If you invest in the early years, it changes people’s whole life” That’s what local school teacher Sarah Mortimer said when asked about the importance of supporting young Aboriginal children in the community of Punmu. Punmu is one of Australia’s most remote communities. Most of…

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Searching for a better life

With Jetstar’s support through StarKids, Eang has found business success. Like many vulnerable families in Cambodia, Eang and her children used to scavenge on a rubbish dump for items to sell for income. A whole day’s work brought in about $1.50, barely enough to survive….

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Empowered against trafficking

StarKids has helped build lasting change to fight human trafficking. Thinh’s community, in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province, is just one of many to have benefited from World Vision’s StarKids-supported anti-trafficking initiative. Like many teens, Thinh loved computer gaming. But his favourite pastime took a tragic…

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Small loan, big changes

StarKids is supporting Cambodian families to transform their lives. Life was not easy in Cambodia for Savy and Sreymach, and their children, Thavry, 5, and Thavreak, 8. “Before, we did not have enough money to buy food for our children,” explains their mother, Sreymach. But…

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Road to recovery

Through the support of StarKids in Myanmar, Thiri no longer lives on the street. When Thiri was orphaned at age nine, her half-sister took her in. But that meant living next to the road near Mandalay’s central railway station. When the authorities cleared away their…

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Learning for life

StarKids is empowering parents in a remote Aboriginal community. Kupungarri is about 300 kilometres northeast of Derby in Western Australia. It’s one of three Ngarinyin communities partnering with World Vision on early childhood and youth development in the West Kimberley. It’s also where early childhood…

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A leader emerges

Outstanding Thai youth helps protect others from human trafficking Even though he’s just turned 19, Benz has been the “man of his house” for many years. A childhood filled with hardship has moulded him into a mature and highly motivated young man, who’s chosen to…

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