Absent fathers: the pain of separation

back of taxiOne morning I got into a taxi: I was in a hurry as usual! After an exchange of greetings and asking me where I wanted to go, the taxi driver, who had given my lifts on a number of previous occasions asked: “Forgive my curiosity, but aren’t you a professor?” Continue reading

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Mobile libraries and missing shoes

thumbnailReflecting on his recent visit to Uganda, Viva’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Martin Hull writes about some of the people he met, stories he heard and sights he saw – and the impact our partner network CRANE is making for vulnerable children. Here are some snippets of what he wrote. Continue reading

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It’s time to go home

thumbnailLast month, Justine Demmer, Asia Network Consultant and Viva HK National Director, visited a new network in Myanmar, where a committed group of 20 organisations are working together to help children displaced by conflict to go home again. Here are Justine’s reflections. Continue reading

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HIV/Aids hope for Harare

 (c) TrocaireIn a study done in 2014, HIV and AIDS came up as the most threatening thing to families in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

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Girls in focus at international education forum

thumbnailIn London last Thursday (7 July), Viva staff were present at the Girls Education Forum to hear the UK government’s pledge to provide an extra £100 million to give the world’s poorest, most marginalised girls a quality education. Continue reading

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Viva at UN launch to end violence against children worldwide

thumbnailViva’s Chief Executive Mark Stavers attended the launch of the ‘Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children’ at the United Nations yesterday (Tuesday 12 July). Continue reading

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