Saturday, April 16, 2011

connecting lives

We all know that Africa is a troubled continent, often a legacy of European colonialism - poverty, AIDS, civil war and genocide are some of the worst problems. But most of us don't know what it is like to live with poverty.

Yet there is another side. Africans often seem to be such happy people. And there is hope for those in the grip of poverty.

World Vision is one organisation which is making a difference, through child sponsorship and community welfare programs. Last week I went to the opening on a new exhibition, Connecting Lives, which allows visitors to physically enter into the world of one of three African children. Each of them faces issues that a child shouldn't have to deal with, but each is being helped into a better life.

It is good to be reminded again of how we in the rich west can assist others escape poverty. If you live in Sydney, I recommend you make a visit - for everyone else, check out the stories and pictures on the webpage.

Photos courtesy of World Vision

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