Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

WHO WE ARE

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children and families to overcome extreme poverty and injustice. We work to promote human transformation, seek justice for the oppressed and demonstrate the love of God for all peoples. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Today, World Vision is helping more than 100 million people through its various development, humanitarian and emergency relief programmes. With more than 45,000 staff in 100 countries, it is one of the largest relief organisations in the world.

 

History

World Vision was founded in 1950 by Dr. Bob Pierce, an American pastor and war correspondent in response to the needs of Korean War orphans. He had travelled to China in 1947 and was deeply impacted by the need of one little girl. Before he left, he pledged a monthly amount to a local missionary to support her growth and education, thus planting the seeds of World Vision’s child sponsorship model. As a humanitarian organisation, World Vision developed its first Child Sponsorship programme in Korea in 1953. As the children under the programme flourished, the programme expanded into other parts of Asia and eventually into Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Today, World Vision is an international partnership spread across more than 100 countries, a child-focused organisation known for its effective transformation models and emphasis on stewardship through accountability and transparency. Our 45,000 staff members worldwide work faithfully to implement programmes of emergency relief, education, healthcare, economic development and the promotion of justice among the poor and oppressed, that they may find life in all its fullness. World Vision is a living tribute to Dr Bob’s work.

 

World Vision Malaysia

World Vision Malaysia (WVM) was established in 1997 as a support office for the international partnership with the primary focus of growing the child sponsorship programme amongst Malaysians and its neighbours. Our first director was Mr. Goh Keat Peng.

Over the years, our role expanded to cover community transformational development programmes, specific advocacy initiatives and emergency response. In 2003,
Mr. Liew Tong Ngan took the helm as CEO and led the organisation through a decade of growth and challenges.

Today, World Vision Malaysia supports community development and humanitarian programmes in 15 countries with the help of nearly 50,000 Malaysians (as of January 2015). We also have a community development programme in Tulid, Sabah which seeks to bring the local communities out of poverty and into self-sustainability. The organisation is currently led by Dato’ Ir. K J Abraham as CEO, and a Board of Trustees.

 

 
 

OUR IMPACT ON THE WORLD


To learn more about World Vision’s impact in the countries we serve in, click here
 
Afghanistan
Albania
Angola
Armenia
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Bosnia
Brazil
Burundi
Cambodia
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo (DRC)
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jerusalem West Bank Gaza
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nicaragua
Niger
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Uganda
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe


REGIONS
Africa
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean