Children belong in a family

With Viva’s help, a program in Uganda is helping institutionalized children to return to where they belong, training social workers to be better equipped and empowering families in business skills.

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Hope in the face of the storm

I visited Viva’s partner network in the Philippines to discover whether, by working together, churches provide the best support for children affected by emergencies – and ended up getting more of a first-hand experience of disasters than I had expected… Continue reading

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Filipino children campaign for better protection

There is no stronger message than children taking to the streets together to raise awareness for their own country’s child abuse and exploitation issues. With the help of Viva’s partner network, Philippine Children’s Ministries Network (PCMN), nearly 200 children in Eastern Samar organized a Safety Community Parade to draw attention to the thousands of children at risk. Continue reading

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Invisible building blocks in India

“It’s like being given good cement, iron, bricks and other raw materials for us to build an invisible building of quality care structures”. Vinay K Singh, PAVE Delhi Continue reading

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Caring words – challenging Uganda’s cultural norms to improve care for children

Tens of thousands of vulnerable children in Uganda are benefiting from higher standards of care and teaching. Over 25,000 children are now cared for by organizations which have graduated from Viva’s Quality Improvement System (QIS) program. Continue reading

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More middle classes, more child slaves

There is a disturbing connection between the expansion of India’s up and coming middle classes and the growth of its domestic child labor and trafficking. Continue reading

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