Building a better world for children – World Vision

Armed conflict and ongoing drought make life very hard on most of us, but the ones truly experiencing the negative effect of armed conflicts (and not only) are children.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. They work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

They believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice, provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.

World Vision has and integrative, holistic view of resolving the issues committed to:

  • Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.

  • Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.

  • Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.

  • Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.

  • Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.

  • Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.

The areas of work are: education, child protection, health, disaster relief, economic development, promoting gender equality.

At the Global Youth Rising 2016 International Youth Peace Forum World Vision will have training courses and workshops on: Youth participation, Advocacy towards the EU and Countering Violent Extremism, and we are pleased to welcome trainer Alexandra Matei to join us. Join is us in our journey to make this world a better place and apply now if you haven’t already.

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