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World Vision

I school, we researched NGO’s, (non-government organizations) and I have picked World Vision. World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

It is a very good goal, and our family even sponsors a child! His name is Damata, (something like that) and he is around 15 years old.Anyway, back to World Vision. World Vision began with the vision of one man—the Reverend Bob Pierce. He founded World Vision in 1950, in response to the needs of Korean War orphans. The story is best told in the World Vision website…

“In 1947 Rev. Pierce met Tena Hoelkedoer, a teacher, while on a trip to China. She introduced him to a battered and abandoned child named White Jade. Unable to care for the child herself, she asked, “What are you going to do about her?” Rev. Pierce gave the woman his last five dollars and agreed to send the same amount each month to help the woman care for the girl..

This encounter was a turning point for Rev. Pierce. He began building an organisation dedicated to helping the world’s children, and in 1950 World Vision was born. The first child sponsorship programme began three years later in response to the needs of hundreds of thousands of orphans at the end of the Korean War.

Over the next several decades, World Vision expanded its work throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Resources from child sponsorship assisted poor children with food, education, health care and vocational training.

In the 1970s, World Vision embraced a broader community development model and established an emergency relief division. It attempted to address the causes of poverty by focusing on community needs such as water, sanitation, education, health, leadership training and income generation.

World Vision began the 21st century by strengthening its advocacy efforts, particularly on issues related to child survival and poverty alleviation. It became more active in working with governments, businesses and other organisations in addressing issues such as child labour, children in armed conflict and the sexual exploitation of women and children.

World Vision, together with microfinance subsidiary VisionFund International, has become a leading humanitarian organisation. Some 40,000 staff members implement programmes of community development, emergency relief and promotion of justice in nearly 100 countries”

Isn’t that something? Here is the complete list of were World Vision is working today…..(it’s a bit long)

Angola
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China (PRC, includes Hong Kong)
India
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Malaysia
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Pakistan
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan (RoC)
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Burundi
Chad
Congo (DRC)
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Niger
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
ZimbabweAlbania
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Montenegro
Netherlands
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Peru
Cyprus
Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Canada
United States
Australia
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu

Sorry about that. (sure is long, isn’t it!) Anyway, I’m almost done here. World Vision is both local and global, working at the grassroots in countries all around the world. World Vision is also dedicated to working with children, families and communities, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision does community development, disaster relief and advocacy.

Just so you know, where I got all of this information, was on this web-site, www.wvi.org. Also, if you want to contact World Vision like I did, here is there e-mail address, info@worldvision.com

I have tried to get in contact with World Vision, and here is their reply,

Thank you for contacting World Vision Canada.

We have received your email and will review your request. Please expect a response within two to three business days.

Thank You
Customer Service Division
World Vision Canada

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As followers of Jesus, we are motivated by God’s love to serve all people regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity.

As you can see, I have not received a proper reply yet. When I have, I will post it on this post, so keep looking!

I just got a reply! Here it is. Please visit the links.

Dear Eric,

Thanks for your message.

We appreciate you contacting us regarding information on World Vision for your school project. For the most comprehensive information on the work World Vision Canada does, I would encourage you to visit and explore our website at www.worldvision.ca.

Some specific links on our website that you may find useful, and pertain to your specific questions are as follows:

http://www.worldvision.ca/Sponsor-a-Child/what-it-provides/Pages/what-it-provides.aspx

http://www.worldvision.ca/Sponsor-a-Child/Pages/WhyitWorks.aspx

http://www.worldvision.ca/Sponsor-a-Child/Pages/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx

Also, the children are of all different ages, from birth to sometimes in their 20’s.

I hope this information helps!

If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know by e-mail or by calling our staff toll-free at 1-800-268-4888.

Sincerely,

Jessica Carruthers
Customer Service Representative
World Vision Canada

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4 Responses to “World Vision”

  1. This is an important project for a family to take on. We need to recognize that the little bit of money for us will go a long ways in many parts of the world and can help families out quite a lot.

  2. Thank you for all.

  3. Um…..no


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