Verista’s mission is to promote best practices in media worldwide. Our vision is to provide multiple perspectives on all issues, allowing a deeper truth to emerge.
We view “media” broadly to include the arts and public information in addition to traditional and new forms of media for news, learning and entertainment.
Our activities are to provide training and administrative and technical support for emerging media, including public information, education and artistic ventures, in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as in the Southern Appalachians, home of its regional headquarters.
Verista specializes in using technology to engage and assist colleagues, in particular via distance learning methods. People who work for Verista are professionals who uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity.
Verista Inc. traces its history to 2007, when Baraka Foundation / Beyond the Mountains was created to raise awareness and conduct fundraising for a girls’ school and adjoining library in Afghanistan. After incorporation as a nonprofit in 2012, Baraka Foundation Inc. continued these efforts with a public multimedia presentation of Beyond the Mountains.