Working With Children in Brazil

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.
  • 15 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 3,570 children learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 32 survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 5 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • World Vision created campaigns to inform communities about the Zika virus in order to prevent the spread of this disease
  • 550 children and women received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
  • 419 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
*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.
  • 1 school was renovated and 11 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 140 children and youth are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 185 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 208 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 76 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
*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 children were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 118 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 20 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 2017 to September 2018

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