World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people.
World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Established in 1950 to care for orphans in Asia, World Vision has grown to embrace the larger issues of community development and advocacy for the poor in its mission to help children and their families build sustainable futures.
Working on six continents, World Vision is one of the largest Christian relief and development organizations in the world.
The heart of World Vision's work is in helping communities build stronger and healthier relationships. The absence of such relationships impoverishes communities.
World Vision focuses on children because they are the best indicator of a community's social health. When children are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved, a community thrives.
History of World Vision Taiwan
1964, World Vision Taiwan was officially incorporated into the World Vision international partnership as a field office. Its responsibilities included caring for orphans and lepers and providing medical care in the remote regions of Taiwan.
World Vision Taiwan over a period of more than thirty years developed a very strong cooperative relationship with the government of the Republic of China, with the basis of this relationship being laid in the 1970s.
In 1974, World Vision Taiwan's work expanded, and focusing on the remote areas. It also for the first time established 10 family service projects then in order to help 1,000 poor children from families among the 'poorest of the poor,' most of which were indigenous children.
During 1980s, the focus of World Vision Taiwan continued to be caring for those living in the remote regions. However, this decade also constituted a major turning point for World Vision Taiwan because of the rapid growth of Taiwan's economy. In response to local expectations, World Vision Taiwan began to raise funds locally. After twenty years of receiving donations from abroad, in 1985 Taiwanese sponsors gradually began to support Taiwan's impoverished children.
In 1990, World Vision Taiwan held its first '30 Hour Famine' activity, and thereby started to assist in meeting needs abroad. In 1992, World Vision Taiwan formally shifted from being a field office to becoming a support office.
Through these events, countless loving people in Taiwan promptly responded to disasters in every part of the world, and by their giving they helped a great number of people affected by famine and diseases or displacement.
In 1994, the 'Love Loaf' program for non-sponsorship service was launched to help children both in Taiwan and overseas address their needs for nourishment, medical care, and education.
Today, World Vision Taiwan has three principal fund-raising activities.
- Through child sponsorship program, Taiwanese sponsors assist children both locally and overseas.
- Non-sponsorship program assists local and overseas development project.
- 30 Hour Famine campaign is centered on emergency relief programs both in Taiwan and overseas. The very well known 30 Hour Famine not only serves to educate the general public but also acts as a conduit through which relief funds can travel. It is one of the best ways in which the public can care for the needs of those affected by disasters as well as help in the work of rehabilitation.