Working With Children in Bolivia

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
Despite the recent strengthening of child protection laws, children in Bolivia continue to face abuse and exploitation. Domestic violence and school bullying are widespread in the country. Women and girls are especially at risk of violence and sexual assault.

We empower children in Bolivia to speak up for their rights through children’s clubs and advocacy programs. Teachers, parents and local leaders work with us to encourage a culture of peace and respect. Poverty is a major factor underlying the abuse of children and our entrepreneurial programs help the most vulnerable youths and their families create paths to improve their lives.

Your impact in Bolivia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:


  • 381 primary students aged 6 to 11 participate in social spaces like clubs and children’s groups
  • 290 boys and girls aged 8-12 know at least three ways of protecting themselves or their peers
  • 151 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence
  • 122 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 100 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bolivia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 363,408 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 85,101 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 297 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 83,529 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 87,030 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Bolivia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 126 pregnant women and new mothers took part in health and nutrition training
  • 2,466 children received food or nutrition supplements
  • 537 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean
  • 278 more people now have a toilet at home
  • 3,954 students have a place to wash their hands with soap at school
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bolivia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020


  • 995 children have access to classrooms for learning
  • 334 parents have learned ways of encouraging their children's complete development
  • 258 children who are struggling academically have access to educational spaces
  • 66 primary school teachers are using information and communication technology in their teaching approaches
  • 47 teachers are putting their new literacy training into practice
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bolivia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 72 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 8,213 people received food assistance
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bolivia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
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