Our Vision and Mission
LIV provides holistic residential care for vulnerable children with the core vision to rescue a child, restore a life, raise a leader, and release a star.
We exist to raise the next generation of leaders in our nation. It is our mission, our purpose, and our passion. We place parentless children into a family environment where they receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing. All their physical needs are met.
In 1997, Tich Smith was driving back from a conference in Nelspruit, when God gave him a picture of an African village on a hill, similar to the rural clusters of homes and villages we see when we drive through the Transkei.
There were small homes surrounded by children, running and laughing. Mothers were sitting on the steps of these houses interacting with one another. The church was in the centre. There were schools and a skills / business development centre. He saw fields of vegetable gardens. God told Tich to build the village and create jobs …Find out more
Imagine 10,000 villages, each raising and impacting 500 orphans, ‘the right way’. 5 million children rescued, raised and rebuilt to become future leaders impacting the continent of Africa, reaching out to other orphans. 5 million each touching 10 orphans. Imagine…
The first LIV Village is situated on 31 hectares / 83 acres at Cottonlands, Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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The School offers an education based on Christian values in which every child can achieve his or her full potential and grow in spirit and trust and service to all people; thus contributing to a free and just society. Through cost-effective management, the schools can provide an environment which attracts a committed and talented staff of professionals to promote excellence in all fields.Find out more