|World Vision UK in brief|
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, founded in 1953, dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is committed to working with the world’s most vulnerable people and serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision currently works in 97 countries serving over 100 million people. World Vision UK is part of this global partnership and we celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2007.
In 2004, the World Vision Partnership made a commitment to mainstream disability, supporting the inclusion and participation of disabled people across the organisation and throughout all its development, humanitarian and advocacy programmes. While past disability work tended to be driven by charity model and medical model thinking, World Vision's focus is now on social model principles with the aim to include disabled people on an equal basis in all of our work.
We believe disabled people themselves have the most informed and credible voice in helping us achieve our mainstreaming aim, and so partnerships with organisations of disabled people (DPOs) are of great importance as we take this work forward.
World Vision UK
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