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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 … Continue reading

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Inside Viva: Keep children central

After two years working with Viva Africa, Kezia M’Clelland tells us what has both excited and shocked her about visiting networks in Kenya and Tanzania, and why she believes everything should begin by talking to children themselves.

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Life skills for Maira

Most parents in Honduras desire the best education for their children. Unfortunately, those who do not make much money are unable to pay for school supplies and fees, and often need their children to help with chores around the house … Continue reading

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Benji the role model

An inspiration for children and adults alike, Benji has come a long way from life on the streets in Bolivia.

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The star student from the slums

Eight-year-old Jameela was not quite sure what her future held. Only one thing seemed certain – she would never be able to attend school and get an education, and there was nothing she could do about it.

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Shields together against human trafficking

In the film Gladiator, Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus, gained the respect of his fellow gladiators after showing them the power of teamwork. When they stood with their shields together and worked with each other to fight off the enemy, they … Continue reading

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