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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Oxford Doorsteps: a vision for working together for children

More than 70 people gathered for the inaugural Doorsteps Conference in Oxford last Saturday (27 September) and signalled a clear desire to work more effectively together to improve the lives of vulnerable local children and their families. Continue reading

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Kate brings ‘Bounce’ to life

When asked to design a look for Viva’s forthcoming children’s fundraising event focused on trampolining, illustrator Kate Alizadeh jumped at the chance. She explains her inspiration for her ‘Bounce for life’ graphics. Continue reading

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

Local government officials in Cochabamba, Bolivia have boldly stated that there are no new street children in their city – thanks in part to the influence of Viva’s Early Encounter programme, which is successfully changing attitudes and practices affecting street children. Continue reading

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Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Are you long or short-sighted? For me the time has come, all too soon, to visit the opticians, my minor short-sightedness worsening over the last couple of years. Continue reading

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#5 reasons – Charito’s story

By the age of 17, Charito had experienced abuse at home, life on the streets and an unplanned pregnancy. What did life have in store for her next? Probably not what you imagine!

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