Our people, values, beliefs, and vision comprise our inner makeup. They drive who we are and how we serve. When you partner with us, you’ll find strong threads of our purpose woven into every interaction and solution.
Meet Our Team
Vision and Purpose
- Build human capital to ensure a safe, sustainable food supply
- Aim to make education more relevant and effective
- Strive to impact underserved and marginalized individuals and communities
- Genuinely care about employee engagement and development
Our team is completely virtual because we believe in hiring and retaining the absolute best people no matter their location. We are unified by an intense desire to continuously learn about learning and the technology that enhances our work and our lives and a deep passion for sharing what we learn with others. That’s what brought us together and what brings joy to our work every day.
We created a set of three guiding principles by which all the employees operate. They are why we believe we are a Best Place to Work.
Field of Hope
Mike Hafner, co-founder of Field of Hope, saw a need.
As a volunteer agriculture teacher in a school in Uganda, he saw class after class of capable and bright learners. The trouble was, they weren’t getting the knowledge and skills they needed to make the content stick. Uganda is one of the most youthful countries in the world, with approximately 70% of the population employed in agriculture. That meant this information was not just important — it was necessary for these students’ livelihoods. Yet, there was no clear, consistent, and application-based curriculum in Uganda.
So, he reached out to Vivayic. Together, Vivayic and Field of Hope embarked on a journey to design an agriculture curriculum that met both the Ugandan Ministry of Education standards and the students’ practical needs. By prioritizing cultural relevancy and active learning strategies, Vivayic created hundreds of practical and engaging lessons from animal rearing to crop management.
Combining wisdom from experience in formal education with empathy visits to Ugandan classrooms, the curriculum books, or Teacher Guides, became a well-renowned and highly sought resource for ag teachers in Uganda. To date, over 1,000 Teacher Guides have been gifted to high-school educators, and tens of thousands of students have benefited from improved learning strategies. Their enhanced learning experience has made their homes more food secure and their communities better suited to excel. And it all started when a teacher saw a need.
After 10 years, Vivayic is proud to continue its partnership with Field of Hope. We’ve updated and revised our curriculum, trained teachers, supported learners, and traveled to Uganda to witness firsthand the impact of this initiative. We are committed to supporting Field of Hope as they build teachers’ capacity to do good in their communities, and in their world.