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So That All May Flourish: World Food Day 2019

by Anna Muir

Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]

Sunday School Challenge: Opening Classroom Doors

by Anna Muir

Education offers children a way out of poverty and the chance to build a brighter future. Unfortunately, about 264 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to go to school. Poverty, conflict, natural disasters and cultural barriers are just a few of the factors keeping girls and boys outside the […]

Open Hands: World Food Day 2018

by Anna Muir

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again—over 815 million people are going to bed with an empty stomach. Conflict and extreme weather events linked to climate change are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track to achieve zero […]

Children’s Feature: Small Seeds

by Anna Muir

Small Seeds can be used as a children’s story or activity to teach children about the power of sharing our gifts to end hunger and to help them understand that small actions can grow into big results. A prayer suggestion is also offered. This resource can be used to mark World Food Day, as part […]

Sunday School Challenge: Farming for the Future

by Anna Muir

In the western highlands of Guatemala, hunger is a daily concern among Indigenous Maya-Mam people. Climate change and deforestation have led to low crop yields. Discrimination and poverty make it difficult for women and men to start farms or buy food for their families. PWS&D is responding with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and local partner AMMID […]

Sunday School Challenge: The Power of 50,000

by Karen Bokma

There are many things we need to survive: nutritious food, clean water, clothing, health care and a safe place to live. But in Malawi, many poor families struggle to get what they need. Between 2011 and 2017, PWS&D’s Building Sustainable Livelihoods program* is helping 50,000 Malawians learn the valuable life skills to break cycles of […]

Empowered to Prosper Youth Game

by Karen Bokma

Empowered to Prosper is a multi-player board game designed to help youth understand the complex nature of poverty, and how they can make a difference. Youth will represent families from five developing countries.

Partners in Hope: Working for Peace in Afghanistan Youth Resource

by Karen Bokma

Afghanistan is a country that brings many different thoughts to mind. It is a country of mystique, beautiful people, challenging and rugged terrain. It is also a country that has been ravaged by war, occupied by foreign nations and torn by internal conflict. The Presbyterian Church in Canada works through partner organizations to find creative […]

Sunday School Challenge: Healthy Babies, Happy Moms

by Karen Bokma

Your support of PWS&D’s Sunday School Challenge “Healthy Babies, Happy Moms” will make lasting improvements to the health of women and children by improving access to health care, training birth attendants and teaching women how to better care for themselves and their children.