Category: Africa

Girls in focus at international education forum

In London last Thursday (7 July), Viva staff were present at the Girls’ Education Forum to hear the UK government’s pledge to provide an extra £100 million to give the world’s poorest, most marginalised girls a quality education.

Mobile libraries and missing shoes

Reflecting on his recent visit to Uganda, Viva’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Martin Hull writes about some of the people he met, stories he heard and sights he saw – and the impact our partner network CRANE is making for vulnerable children. Here are some snippets of what he wrote.

School starter packs for 1,000 girls

Going back to school is exciting but expensive! And it’s especially difficult if your family is unable to meet the costs of the essential items needed – stationery, books and uniform. We’ve got 1,000 teenage girls in Uganda ready and enthused to be educated – but they urgently need a basic ‘back to school’ kit. …

Children should be seen and heard

How Viva is training children in Uganda and Zimbabwe to be change-makers.

Twelve months in the life of Viva’s CEO

Ever wondered what our Chief Executive’s annual schedule looks like? Mark Stavers delves into his diary.

Education for all: the reality for Africa?

Mim Friday examines the current situation for the education of children in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Uganda, where Viva and its partner network CRANE is teaching marginalised girls.

A firm foundation for Harare’s carers

Against a backdrop of relentless poverty for most of the population, and with a ‘drought disaster’ recently declared in rural areas, Viva Network Zimbabwe (VNZ) is increasingly recognising the need to provide quality, lasting support for those who care for children.

Will Ugandan voters choose Museveni again?

Uganda goes to the polls this Thursday (18 February) and President Yoweri Museveni is expected to extend his 30-year rule in spite of strong opposition from other candidates.

Giving children a voice

There is something beautiful about watching a child help another child, or a child learning something and re-teaching it to others.