Who Viva is
Click here to read an introduction to Viva.
Where we work
Click here for a map of where our partner networks are located.
What we do
Our work is focused around seven main themes:
1 Transforming children through education We help children to catch up on their schooling and equip them for the future. In Uganda we re-educate marginalised girls, train teachers and engage community mentors to develop parenting skills.
2 Keeping children safe We protect children in Central America from violent, abusive situations in their homes and on the streets and advocate for change.
3 Making child trafficking history We provide homework clubs, assist women’s businesses and spread the anti-exploitation message – all to make children and parents in Asia less vulnerable to trafficking recruiters.
4 Resettling children into families We resettle abandoned children in Uganda into loving families, and provide these families with counselling, income-generating advice and practical support.
5 Unlocking the potential of girls We train and support churches in India to challenge gender discrimination, report abuse and raise girls’ self-esteem.
6 Protecting children in emergencies We give practical relief and psychosocial support for families following disaster and conflict, train community leaders and set up child-friendly spaces.
7 Helping young people thrive We catalyse a collaborative response from local churches and other providers in Oxford, UK to the complex needs of young people in order to increase their self-esteem and resilience.
Click here to find out 10 reasons why our work is effective.
Click here to see our introduction to Viva leaflet.
How we do it
Over the past 20 years, Viva has helped pioneer and refine a collaborative approach that is being increasingly adopted throughout the development sector. We have significant experience, across many locations, of building locally-led networks of churches and organisations that deliver collective-action programmes designed to tackle the root causes of problems affecting children. This joined-up approach delivers a level of scale and reach that would not be possible for a single organisation.
For a more in-depth understanding of this network model, and our four-phase approach, click here.
Our commitment to child protection
Viva is committed to safeguarding children and protecting them from harm, and is a member of Keeping Children Safe. Click here to see our resources designed to equip those working with children consider their policies and procedures.
Click here to see our income and expenditure, and to read our our Annual Review and other financial statements.
Click here to meet our international staff leadership team, Board of Trustees and Network Consultants.
Work with us
If we have current job vacancies, they will be listed here.
Click here for our contact details.
Viva supports vulnerable children regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion. Partner networks are made up of churches and Christian organisations who uphold and contribute towards both national government policies as well as the highest international standards of community responses to children at risk, child protection and safeguarding.