Our Vision Statement
Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.
Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
We look forward to a world where every child experiences Jesus’ promise of life in all its fullness.
Where they are protected, cared for and given the opportunities to become all God meant them to be.
Where they grow strong in communities free of need and full of promise. Where families are valued, creation preserved and the most vulnerable live in security and confidence.
Where they become responsible citizens of well led nations. Where peace and justice reign and all have the right to contribute.
Where they flourish in a world where the treasure of our hearts and the measure of our wealth is the happiness and well-being of all children.
In such a world, we all taste the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Our Mission Statement
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:
Transformational Development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
Emergency Relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
Promotion of Justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
Public Awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement and prayer.
Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.
Our Core Values
WE ARE CHRISTIAN
Christ helped all those he could and sacrificed everything: we would not be honoring him if we didn't help all people, regardless of faith.
By following in Jesus' footsteps, we look to support those who need it most and transform their lives: whether poor, powerless, at risk, or vulnerable—we are called to help. Only by working together to challenge unjust attitudes and systems can we begin to properly provide for the well-being of children, and bestow dignity and respect equally for men and women around the globe.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE POOR
In this broken world, we are striving to bring justice, peace, reconciliation, and healing through our service to the poorest of the poor. We are called to bring an end to their suffering and partner with them in transforming lives.
By taking the time to evaluate the needs of each community and individual, we're better able to help them achieve a brighter future. The best way to move forward is by learning together: by bridging the gap between the poor and the affluent, we can identify the issues at hand and transform the future.
WE VALUE PEOPLE
Every person on this earth has been specially created by God. No amount of money or power is more valuable than a human life.
We believe in the dignity, the uniqueness, and the intrinsic worth of every individual—including those we serve, our donors, our staff and their families, our board members and each of our volunteers. By encouraging these important values in our professional culture, our staff is able to have more open and honest working relationships, which extend into their personal and spiritual development in positive ways.
WE ARE STEWARDS
God has given us the resources to make a difference. It is our mission to use these resources to help the poor.
Our word and our commitment to efficient resource management are the foundation from which we deliver maximum benefits and opportunity to communities around the globe. Our development activities are also ecologically sound and designed to protect and care for God's creation.
WE ARE PARTNERS
The international World Vision Partnership strives to work above and beyond the traditional boundaries of structure and culture.
We cannot change the world alone. We are reliant on one another to know, understand, and love each other as we accept the great responsibility of joint participation, shared goals, and mutual accountability. While maintaining a firm belief of unity in the Body of Christ, we partner freely with the poor, donors, other organizations and churches of all faiths to work together and make a collaborative effort for justice.
WE ARE RESPONSIVE
World Vision has over 70 years of experience working with communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children … even in the toughest places.
We know what level of experience and sensitivity is required, and are willing to take the appropriate steps to ensure all needs are met. Only through sustainable, long-term development can we overcome difficult conditions, and deep-seated, complex economic and social deprivation. We know we might face a new and unique situation at any given minute, so we encourage innovation, creativity, and flexibility to determine the best course of action. We believe learning, reflection and discovery are a way to grow and succeed.
We recognise that values cannot be legislated; they must be lived. Before God and one another, we commit to uphold these Core Values individually and as corporate entities within the World Vision Partnership. We will honour them in our decisions, express them in our relationships, and act consistently with them in every place World Vision is at work.