Community development | Emergencies | Advocacy | Australia First Nations Program
We work with vulnerable communities as they lead their own development, so children and families can thrive.
Communities around the world face complex challenges that threaten children’s wellbeing. Families struggle to survive without life’s basics. Unfair policies, structures, harmful practices and attitudes contribute to poverty and inequality. Our work brings hope and makes a lasting difference in people’s lives.
We partner with communities to address the root causes of poverty. Together, we discuss local strengths, needs and goals and co-design development projects with those who'll benefit. And we provide support and expertise as community members put their own plans into action.
As communities are transformed, children can grow up in a happier, healthier environment. Families can build resilience, learn how to speak up for their rights and find ways to break the cycle of poverty. And we celebrate as communities become self-sustaining and continue the life-changing work we began together.
You can support this work when you make a donation or sponsor a child. Depending on community needs, our projects can focus on:
Babies' health is checked at a World Vision centre in Kenya. Here, mothers can access food for malnourished children.
Sen and her son Ratana harvest beans in Cambodia. World Vision training helped increase their yield and income.
These families in Mali have benefited from World Vision's guidance in the preparation of nutritious food.
Primary school children show their excitement after World Vision provides clean water to their village in Ethiopia.
Elizabeth is all smiles at a South Sudan health centre where World Vision runs a nutrition program.
World Vision’s Channels of Hope program is mobilising faith leaders to tackle gender-based violence in the Solomon Islands.
These girls in India are enjoying school. World Vision Child Sponsorship helps children access a better education.
World Vision, working in partnership with the World Food Programme, distributes supplies to refugees in Uganda.
Syrian refugee children learn and enjoy games in a World Vision child-friendly space in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
Azida, a refugee, cares for her newborn child inside a tent provided by World Vision at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
Children and families receive supplies from World Vision in Assam, northeast India, after severe flooding.
Sakhina (left) and her family receive food from a World Vision distribution centre for refugees in Bangladesh.
As emergencies happen around the world, we deliver life-saving aid. And we support communities before and after disaster strikes.
Emergencies can devastate communities, leaving families struggling to survive. Children often suffer the most. You can help meet people’s immediate and ongoing needs by donating to our emergency appeals.
We respond to rapid-onset emergencies such as cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes. We’re also on the ground during slow-onset disasters such as droughts, famine and conflict. Our humanitarian assistance focuses on supporting the most vulnerable and protecting their rights.
Our priority is saving lives – our first response often involves distributing essential items such as food, water and shelter. As time goes on, we help those who’ve lost everything to recover and rebuild. Preparation can also save lives. So, we help at-risk communities to build resilience and become disaster-ready.
Through our global partnerships, our work in emergency relief includes:
We stand in solidarity with vulnerable children and their families to help them create a brighter future, through advocacy.
We encourage Australians to get involved – you can use your voice to make a difference! As a community of change makers, we strive to remove inequality and barriers to children's wellbeing. We work to change unfair policies, practices and attitudes that threaten people's human rights.
Advocacy is also woven through much of our aid and development work around the world. We partner with community members as they communicate with decision-makers and influence positive change.
The focus of our advocacy work includes:
Ashu (centre) leads a discussion at a World Vision children’s club in India. These clubs give children the opportunity to learn about their rights, advocacy, child protection and equality.
Christine participates in the Young Mob program which strengthens Indigenous students’ connection to their culture, and develops leadership and life skills.
Since 1974, we’ve been partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create positive change for children, young people and families.
Indigenous communities can face a range of barriers to realising their development goals. These challenges include social disadvantage, poor access to education, poor health and high unemployment. We support communities as they build on their strengths and find local solutions that work for them.
We take a collaborative approach, building strong and respectful relationships. We're committed to sharing the knowledge we’ve gained through our development work in Australia and around the world. And we listen and learn as we partner with Indigenous communities and organisations.
Our programs run in urban, rural and remote parts of Australia. Areas of focus include:
• children's learning and development;• youth empowerment;• adult education and employment skills; and• strengthening community capacity and leadership skills.
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