Learning to include children with special needs

Being open to change isn’t always easy, but it’s being embraced positively by 20 church leaders in Costa Rica who are taking part in Viva’s Celebrating Children course. Continue reading

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Raising standards of care for children in Kampala

More than 30 community leaders including police officers, social workers, headteachers, church pastors and NGO directors joined together for a three-day, tailor-made training session focused on people care and child protection, run by CRANE, Viva’s partner network in Uganda. Continue reading

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Churches mobilising against trafficking

Thousands of people across Asia are now educated on trafficking. Nepalese girls are leading the way in raising awareness. Five children have just been rescued from a life of slavery.

This is the work of Viva’s StandOut campaign – along with our supporters we are committed to fighting against child sexual exploitation. Continue reading

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Businesses are key to keeping children safe in Nepal

Being a woman is hard in Kanchanpur, one of Nepal’s poorest districts. This is where Sunita and her three daughters live. Whilst Sunita’s husband Japu works all day in the fields, Sunita doesn’t have any means to earn a living. Continue reading

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Kampala education programme setting the pace

Viva and its partner network in Uganda, CRANE, is revolutionising education for marginalised girls in Kampala – a city in which less than one in five female pupils advance from primary to secondary school and where 35 per cent of girls become mothers before reaching adulthood. Continue reading

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Sharing God’s heart for Syrian refugee children

Photo: Patrick Nicholson / Caritas Twelve Christian organisations in the Middle East are now better equipped to respond to the needs of Syrian refugee children following a series of child protection workshops led by Viva’s Kezia M’Clelland. Continue reading

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