Viva - Together for Children

Viva - Together for Children

Charity information

Viva - Together for Children

Viva is an international Christian organisation working with partner networks and supporters to inspire lasting change in children's lives through the power of collective action.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Viva is all about life! This is our identity, held within our name, and translated as 'to live', or even in the shout: 'long life'!

    To see children safe, well and fulfilling their God-given potential
    (This is our vision and we believe in it)

    To inspire lasting change in children’s lives through the power of collective action
    (This is our mission and we are pursuing it)

    We believe that a network of churches and community organisations, locally focused and united in purpose, is the best possible vehicle for bringing lasting change for children.
    (This is our model and we are proud of it)

  • Aims

    Viva - Together for Children aims to:

    • boost caregivers' knowledge, experience and practical skills - so that workers thrive
    • provide strong foundations and globally recognised standards - so that projects working with children are sustainable
    • equip congregations to be more child-friendly - so that churches are better engaged with children in their communities
    • ensure young people's voices are heard and their rights upheld - so that children are empowered
    • build relationships with those in power - so that decision-makers are influenced to improve the situation for children at risk
  • Overview

    Established: February 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1053389

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 01865 811660

    Address: Unit 8, The Gallery, 54 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1LF

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