​A commitment to education in Cambodia

Following a series of workshops hosted by Viva’s partner network Peace Team Cambodia (PTC), 16 community leaders and 40 church pastors in Siem Riep have renewed their commitment to encourage local families to enrol their children in school. Continue reading

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“I am with you always”

When you see the world through the eyes of a vulnerable child it can be painful, frightening and lonely. Continue reading

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Cucumbers key to community success

An acre of wasteland in one of Zimbabwe’s most deprived areas has been transformed into a sustainable agricultural business, bringing new hope to hundreds of vulnerable children and their families, and providing the only source of clean water for the community. Continue reading

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Children’s small gestures of peace

United Nations figures state that six million children and young people in Latin America suffer severe abuse each year. Viva’s partner networks in this region are working every day to find and protect these children. Inviting them to a Viva Christmas Party proves to be an effective way to make first contact. Continue reading

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Viva runners’ marathon effort

When Viva put out a call out last July for people to run at the 2015 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, we had hoped for a team of over 20 people to raise money for vulnerable children by taking on one of the three distances. Continue reading

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“I have never enjoyed a party like this”

Many street children in the Lalitpur district of Nepal rely on finding enough rags or plastic to collect in any one day to survive. If they don’t find enough, they go hungry. Continue reading

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