V2 Life was founded in Vanuatu with the aim of training young people to become all that God wants them to be, through non-formal training on our farm, and formal training within the context of our training center. V2 Life is part of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) family of ministries. YWAM is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus around the world. YWAM has been operating for nearly 60 years and has a presence in more than 1000 locations in over 140 countries, with over 15,000 full time volunteer missionaries. YWAM’s main ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. V2 Life operates in relationship with YWAM Vanuatu and YWAM International through shared purpose, vision, and values.
“V2 Life is responding to the needs of young people in the area of training, both non-formal, and formal in order for them to be in a better position to succeed in today’s demanding world.”
Vanuatu has a need for training, especially for young people living in the city. Access to school education is limited, and for those who attend the dropout rate is high. Without proper training, young people have a hard time finding and keeping employment.
In addition to building a school to improve access to quality education, V2 life is dedicated to creating an environment for young adults to grow and develop for a season in their lives. Using a combination of Christian missions training, formal education pathways, and vocational training like sustainable farming, building and water technology, V2 life believe we must empower ni-Vanuatu to be the best they can be.
Part of the V2 life campus is a small LIFE FARM, which helps to provide food for our students and trainees. Teaching skills in the area of horticulture, agriculture and animal husbandry, we see it as a great opportunity to introduce different models and systems of how people on a grassroots level can use sustainable technology to create a better livelihood for themselves. Specific areas we are looking at are clean water, small animals, vegetable gardening, the use of biogas, permaculture and fish farming.
The LIFE FAMILY provides the context to our farm. Staff and participants are living and working together in a family like environment. It is during the family times when the youth receive encouragement, discipleship and counseling to help them form life-giving biblical habits and patterns. Within the family there are also times of worship and intercession as well as teaching sessions on selected topics.
Receiving life is one thing; giving life is a whole different story. As followers of Christ we freely receive real life from God and we are called to freely give life to others. Our LIFE TEAMS do this through going out and giving life to the ones that need it the most. Although the teams always carry an evangelistic message when they go out, their focus is more on a practical side. They show their faith through their works.
Our heart behind the TRAINING CENTER really is much more than just running a few interesting courses. We want to train young people for a life of purpose and significance. At this stage we are still establishing the Training Center, but in due time we will be ready to have courses run here which are accredited with YWAM’s University of the Nations.