Kevin Jenkins is the President of World Vision International, a global partnership of interdependent national offices committed to a common humanitarian mission and vision.
Hello, I'm Kevin Jenkins. It's an honour for me to lead one of the world's foremost humanitarian agencies.
As a World Vision volunteer for 10 years, I came to know the organisation well and was highly impressed with its people and its impact.
For more than 60 years World Vision has been helping to address poverty and injustice among the world's poorest communities.
Today, we operate in more than 90 countries. Among our 46,000 staff we have leading experts in child health, microfinance, agriculture and education.
Don't be put off by our size. It's a great strength in tackling poverty's complex root causes. But it's the depth of our work at the grass-roots level that enables us to know the people, the problems and the potential of the communities we serve. Wherever we work we look and feel like a local NGO, with staff who live in the community and share in the hopes and frustrations of the people.
Whether a rural village in Mozambique or an urban slum in Mumbai, we are there, responding quickly to natural disasters; we are there, helping orphans who have lost their parents; we are there, helping children develop life skills and a lifelong interest in learning.
As a result, each year we bring meaningful life transformation to millions of the world's most-marginalised people.
As a Christian organisation, World Vision seeks to bring hope to the world's most vulnerable, regardless of religious tradition. Our assistance is unconditional. We don't coerce anyone into believing what we believe.
With every child immunised, every micro-loan made and every teacher educated, our staff bring hope of a brighter future.
Each generation is responsible to do the very best it can with the resources it has. I am very excited by the many opportunities to make a difference for people who have little voice in today's world - especially the children.
I invite you to join us.Together we can make a difference through passion, professionalism and an uncompromising commitment to helping God's children realise life in all its fullness.
That's our World Vision.