Mission: To connect, equip and support those working to change the lives of children at risk around the world.
Programs: Part of an international christian charity, viva north america is inspiring lasting change in children's lives through the power of collective action because it has a vision to see children safe, well and fulfilling their god-given potential. There are many childcare workers, churches, local projects and international charities trying to help children, yet a lack of money, people and time means there is a limit to what they can achieve alone. Viva connects more than 3,000 churches and over 1,000 organizations through 37 community networks across 22 countries, helping them to do more for children together. As this collective action increases the unity, quality and impact of their work, the lives of 918,000 children around the world are being transformed.
I am very impressed with Viva Network North America and its work with children at risk and also the way they do networking to keep the care givers trained and supported. Their outreach around the world with programs that stop trafficking and reunited children back to their families and communities is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of at risk children. I saw that Viva's model of helping children at risk is based on experience that a network of community organizations and committed people, locally focused and united in purpose, is the best possible vehicle for bringing long term transformation for children at risk. It is this model of collaboration that works and has the potential to redefine development.