World Vision, Channels of Hope and life-giving partnerships. 29/06/2015
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WV, Channels of Hope and life-giving partnerships
Channels of Hope (CoH) lies at the very heart of World Vision’s (WV) mission – to meet the needs of the world’s vulnerable children through an integrated approach: World Vision is child-focused, community-based and Christian.
As such, the organisation is committed to working with Christian churches and other faith communities as essential community partners to collaborate in its community-owned programmes for the wellbeing of children. CoH is a catalyst that transforms and motivates faith leaders and their congregations to respond to tough development issues that affect their communities. The CoH process directly addresses faith leaders’ perceptions about especially volatile or taboo community issues, and gives them practical tools and opportunities/networks to engage.
Since WV started using the CoH methodology in 2005, more than 400,000 faith leaders and faith community members have participated in more than 17,700 workshops reaching every region where World Vision operates. The CoH methodology now includes curricula to address child protection (CP), maternal newborn and child health (MNCH), gender and Ebola.