Filipino children campaign for better protection

There is no stronger message than children taking to the streets together to raise awareness for their own country’s child abuse and exploitation issues. With the help of Viva’s partner network, Philippine Children’s Ministries Network (PCMN), nearly 200 children in Eastern Samar organised a Safety Community Parade to draw attention to the thousands of children at risk. Continue reading

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Invisible building blocks in India

“It’s like being given good cement, iron, bricks and other raw materials for us to build an invisible building of quality care structures”. Vinay K Singh, PAVE Delhi Continue reading

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Caring words – challenging Uganda’s cultural norms to improve care for children

Tens of thousands of vulnerable children in Uganda are benefiting from higher standards of care and teaching. Over 25,000 children are now cared for by organisations which have graduated from Viva’s Quality Improvement System (QIS) programme. Continue reading

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More middle classes, more child slaves

There is a disturbing connection between the expansion of India’s up and coming middle classes and the growth of its domestic child labour and trafficking. Continue reading

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Education centres allow Nepalese children to fly

“A child without education is like a bird without wings” (a Tibetan proverb).

Six Child Development Centres (CDCs) in Nepal are giving 120 children from tough family situations the freedom to fly. Continue reading

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Doorsteps: make connections with your community

After a year of mapping, researching, planning and inspiring, Viva’s Doorsteps initiative is moving to another level in May with a public meeting in Oxford and the launch of a free resource for UK church leaders. Continue reading

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