Please join us in our efforts to help protect children from harm by educating, equipping, and strengthening them, their families, their faith communities, and adults in positions of influence.
World Vision believes that every child is a precious gift from God, and that all boys and girls deserve to be safe and secure. Sadly, millions of children today face threats to their essential well–being: acts of abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect. And children who live in extreme poverty are often the most at risk. For a Christian child–focused organization, this is not only heart wrenching, but entirely unacceptable.
Your generous gift will help us expand our work to prevent all forms of violence against children, especially the most vulnerable. We are focused on building a protective environment for children – a safety net of interconnected elements designed to prevent harm and keep them safe – through the following approach:
- Empowering girls and boys to protect themselves and help protect one another. Sample activities include creating youth clubs and teaching children life skills.
- Strengthening families and caregivers to be the first line of protection and care for children. Sample activities include home visits from volunteers to support vulnerable children and families, Celebrating Families family–strengthening retreats, and Engaging Men small groups to help husbands and fathers play a significant role in protecting children from violence.
- Catalyzing churches and other faith communities to change behaviors and end harmful practices. Sample activities include birth registration campaigns and Channels of Hope training for faith leaders.
- In addition, our child protection interventions support behavior and conduct in communities that create safe environments that value and protect children, especially the most vulnerable. We also partner with governments to support them in taking all appropriate measures to ensure the protection of children.
For more information about our programs, please visit www.worldvision.org/philanthropy
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.