Our projects emphasise:
- the needs of children
- long-term viability and sustainability
- education (including literacy) and skills training
- gender equality
- HIV and AIDS education and prevention
- affordable technology solutions.
We're committed to best-practice corporate governance processes, to efficiency and effectiveness, to preventing the exploitation of the people we serve, and to engaging the corporate sector as well as the public.
Our work is project-based.
Relief work can be short-term, while rehabilitation and development may last up to ten years. While we might initiate a project or be invited, our work is always dependent on the consent of the communities involved.
For some years, our approach has been to undertake projects involving clusters of communities, empowering people to become self-reliant through a range of activities that may include health improvements, agricultural training, small business workshops and leadership development. In consultation with the community, priorities are identified, a project designed and a budget prepared.
World Vision is only a partner in this process: we provide a safety net, technical support and finance. It is people themselves working towards their own development.