Missionary Ventures Canada supports a variety of projects that serve the unique needs of people living within global communities. No two projects are identical, as the needs and resources of each community vary. Neither do projects remain the same over time the years; rather they adapt and develop to the changing needs of the community.
Projects are established based on evident need witnessed through previous visits and noted through conversations with locals, expressed by missionaries living in the field or by partnerships organizations with extensive involvement in a particular area.
An emphasis on the assets of a community is followed, this means that we seek to maximize the assets a community already possesses rather than trying to fix what may be lacking. Some of these assets may include; healthy soil or lots of volunteer labour.
The overall goal of these projects is longevity. At the start, Missionary Ventures Canada is heavily involved in the efforts alongside the locals, but over time the community assumes sole leadership and responsibility of sustaining the project.
Our end goal is always self sustainability, and a decreased reliance on the Canadian office.
MVC has recently partnered with South Sudanese Field Representative, Vinansio Wani-Lado. Vinansio came to Canada after fleeing as a refugee from South Sudan due to the civil war that tore apart the North and the South areas of the country.
He still has a heart for the people of South Sudan and desires to continue to help them. Together we will be building a multi purpose care centre for children and youth in a rural area near Juba, South Sudan.
Also, children who are in special need have the opportunity to receive a sponsorship from Canadians to supplement their education expenses. Lastly, since access to quality education is limited in this country, we are also developing a computer education program where students who are excelling in their studies can come and learn how to use a computer, the internet and other skills that will help them become more employable in the future.
These skills are very valuable, but there are limited places for this type of instruction, and almost always the cost is more than what a family can afford.