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DEARWORLD.ORG TRAVELS TO SOUTH SUDAN

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016

See all the photos and videos at: DearWorld.org Dear World, Five years ago on July 9, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. Since then, in spite of the enormous excitement and hope with which the country was born, a civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and devastated the economy. In August 2015, a fragile peace deal began. It has held so far, though deep wounds remain. What I realized early in the trip was that here everyone has lost someone. One man told me about best friend since childhood. “We liked to watch Tom and Jerry…He was killed. Crossfire.” Another woman spoke of her daughter. “I cry day and night because you are gone,” she… continue

DEARWORLD.ORG WORKS WITH RESCUED CHILD SLAVES IN INDIA WITH NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016

VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS I’d never considered not knowing my birthday before I met these boys. Many didn’t know theirs. Some didn’t even know their names before they came to Bal Ashram, a place for where we spent a week listening to children who’ve been freed from child labor by the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation and its partners. Worldwide, according to UNICEF, there are nearly 150 million child laborers. That is 1 in 8 kids on the planet. At Bal Ashram, birthdays are a big deal. When a boy arrives who doesn’t know his, they give him one. And they celebrate it. Some say it’s beginning of their new life. One special morning, I watched as two boys… continue

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