Working With Children in Brazil

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.

For more than 40 years we have been helping the most vulnerable children in Brazil access education, health care and skills-building social programs. The stress caused by the Zika virus recently is an added burden for families in the communities we serve, who already suffer the effects of poverty and widespread crime and violence.

Brazil has the second largest number of murders of children under 19 in the world. Together with our Brazilian communities, we are working hard to change the culture of violence through child protection campaigns, youth advocacy groups and extracurricular programs that encourage kids to stay in school and off the street.

Your impact in Brazil

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
  • 145,657 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 124,907 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 159,214 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 188,892 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 189,876 kids, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Brazil, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020


  • 5 community-based child protection committees were established
  • 847 children and youth are involved in child protection processes in their community
  • 6 cases of violence and abuse were identified, reported and resolved
  • 57 people attended community discussions held by child protection committees
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Brazil funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 4,917 educational resources were developed and distributed
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Brazil funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 3,508 books are available for every school-aged child
  • 1,308 girls and boys in Grades 1 to 3 took part in our literacy programme
  • 100 children are getting psychosocial support as they complete their education
  • 160 teachers learned new ways to teach kids to read
  • 1,540 kids received education support from us, like school supplies, bags, uniforms, school fees, transport, or wheelchairs
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Brazil funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 3,687 USD was provided to community members through cash and vouchers
  • 211 people received financial support
  • 3,372 people received food assistance
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Brazil funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
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