Founded in 2018, Village International is a non-profit organization based in Canada and working alongside communities in Canada, Namibia, Kenya and Angola. Village International directly reaches out to young women and children in disadvantaged communities to provide them with resources that meet their basic human rights. These needs vary from food, clothing, education, and health care. Our activities include, fundraising for school fees and supplies, Feeding programs, feminine hygiene products, and newborn essentials.
Village International firmly believes that access to education promotes good health, advances the equality of females, helps to reduce child poverty, and deepens social inclusion in communities.
WHO WE ARE
At Village International, our mission is to empower youth through access to education and healthcare support. We believe young adults deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To lead and inspire impactful socioeconomic change for marginalized groups around the world.
"IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD."
This saying is believed to originate from the Igbo and Yoruba people of Nigeria. But, the idea that ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’ is fundamental to many cultures around the world. So what does this exactly mean, and why is this embedded into the core values of Village International? The main idea behind the saying is that it takes an entire community, and not just two parents, to bring up a child. Every individual within the community plays a crucial role in the upbringing of a child.
When the uniquely challenging task of raising children is supported within the community, it greatly benefits families and society as a whole. With the efforts of all members, children and families are provided with opportunities to connect, support, and share resources. Consequently, when resources are accessible, available, and relevant families are better able to equip their families with their basic human needs of food, water, shelter, and clothing. When family’s basic human needs are met, they are then able to focus on education, health and overall wellbeing.
Our mission at Village International is to increase the number of children and young women being educated. Education to be the key component to be able to break the cycle of generational and intergenerational poverty, eliminate gender inequalities, reduce the gap between rich and poor, and overall improve health and well-being.