Bolivia

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:
  • 20 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 144 people are participating in the design and implementation of World Vision programs.
  • 584 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 50 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 318 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 20,578 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 44 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 15,658 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 688 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 367 female and male youth completed values-based entrepreneurship and job skills training through the Youth Ready curriculum.
  • 2,610 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 66 youth gained wage-earning employment.
  • 202 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 142 large and small livestock were distributed as sources of income for families, including poultry, rabbits, goats, cows, pigs and fish.
  • 564 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 688 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 3,086 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 1,492 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 1,964 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 4 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 13,040 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 

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