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:

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

  • 816 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 481 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 27 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livelihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 68 children are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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