Magic, sparkle… and a special time for vulnerable children

Tammy Smith photography“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” croons Andy Williams – a sentiment that many people would agree with. Continue reading

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Putting children first in Tanzania

Like the majority of young people in the Tanzanian city of Mwanza, Daniel used to face a future of no hope of education or employment. Continue reading

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Advocating for better birth registration in Uganda

More than 230 million children under five worldwide have not been registered at birth. Viva is giving children an identity through its I Exist programme in Guatemala, and now our partner network in Uganda is proactively seeking ways to meet the needs of children who haven’t been registered. Continue reading

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Early Encounter: a growing reputation for keeping children off the streets

Local government officials in one part of Bolivia has boldly stated that there are no new street children in their city. A major reason for this is because of the influence of Viva’s Early Encounter program, which is successfully changing attitudes and practices related to street children. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe network builds for the future

Sixty more children from Harare’s slums can now go back to school thanks to a building project supported by generous grants from a church in the UK and the Australian Embassy. Continue reading

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Birth registration boost in Guatemala

More than 8,000 marginalized children in Guatemala have been officially registered during the past nine months, thanks to the dedication and influence by  Viva Guatemala. Continue reading

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