Who is World Vision?
Established in 1950, World Vision International is a child-focused relief, development and advocacy organization devoted to serve children, their families and communities in impoverished regions.
Wher do we work in the world?
With its more than 45,000 staff members around the world, World Vision is committed to serving the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 100 countries globally.
When we came into China and how we work？
In 1993, World Vision China was established to carry out a wide variety of work on poverty alleviation and community development. All World Vision China projects are initiated through close partnership with local governments at all levels and receive their full support. World Vision China also works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and local villagers in project areas to help poor communities break away from poverty and achieve sustainable development. As a result of such close partnerships and collaboration in the past decades, World Vision China has not only won respect from local communities, but also established good relations with government counterparts and other NGOs.
What types of projects does World Vision do?
World Vision projects may be grouped into three areas:
1) short-term emergency relief, such as providing food, shelter and medical care to victims of natural or man-made disasters;
2) long-term sustainable community development focusing on helping communities meet the needs its members identify, like clean water, education, health care, agricultural improvements and sanitation; and
3) working with policymakers and the public at the national, regional and global level to build awareness around poverty and to address the unjust systems that help perpetuate it.
How are World Vision projects managed and implemented?
1) Partnership In partnership with government counterparts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and local villagers in our project areas, World Vision helps the poor communities break away from poverty and achieve sustainable
2) On-site Monitoring To ensure the quality of our projects and effective use of our funding, World Vision projects are organized, implemented and monitored by our staff or qualified local partners on site. The dedication and integrity of World Vision and local NGO staff are also the key contributor to the success of our projects.
3) Community Participation and Sustainable Development To promote sustainable development of impoverished communities upon the completion of World Vision’s projects. World Vision encourages local people to participate in the whole process of development projects, from project design, implementation, monitoring to evaluation. Through participation and capacity building, they are empowered to have better knowledge and skills. As a result, long lasting improvement in their quality of life can be better secured.
Who are the beneficiaries of the project? Where are they?
Children are the focus of the project because they are the most vulnerable members of any community, World Vision project activities are designed to have maximum benefit for them.
To improve the lives of children, World Vision deals with the causes of their suffering, not just the symptoms. It means recognizing that children live in a larger context of family and community, so sustainable development work needs to impact all of these.
As of 2017, World Vision implemented projects in 14 provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions. Child-focused Area Development Programs are operated in Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Shaanxi and Yunnan. Relief projects and others are operated in Beijing, Sichuan, Tianjin and Hubei.
Do people living in project communities contribute to World Vision projects?
Communities always contribute to development projects and have a real sense of ownership and true participation. Community participation is integral to transformational development.