Bolivia

Working With Children in Boliva

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:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

 
  • Parents and caregivers attended sessions on child protection and raising children with encouragement to help build positive, safe environments for children
  • 2,541 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
  • 956 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 135 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 537 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 20 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 130 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 193 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 196 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 35 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 175 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • Elementary school teachers were trained in fun methods for teaching math, language and reading to help kids improve their academic performance
  • 1,520 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 72 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 371 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 121 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 6 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 100 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 72 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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