Burundi

Working With Children in Burundi



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Since achieving independence in 1962, Burundi has struggled with violence, including a brutal civil war in the 1990s and ongoing political and ethnic tensions today. In 2015, Burundi was ranked by the Global Hunger Index as the world's leading nation affected by hunger for the third year in a row. The high rate of malnutrition is blamed on political instability, high unemployment and natural disasters.

Attention to malnourished children, savings groups and agricultural improvements for higher crop yields all serve to focus our work with children in Burundi. We support families with child growth monitoring and nutrition education. Our savings groups empower members to build capital for basic daily needs. Agriculture trainings teach farmers new techniques for growing healthier crops.

Your impact in Burundi

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:
  • 1,960 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 2,596 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 12,244 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 18 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of 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

 
  • 1,036 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 976 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 136 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 622 malnourished children between six months old and age five were admitted to supplementary feeding programs and outpatient therapeutic nutrition programs.
  • 1,282 malnourished children, together with their caregivers, were registered in community-based nutrition rehabilitation workshops.
  • 1,500,000 deworming medication was shipped, aiding in children's good health and development.
  • 689,993 people received deworming treatment to support their health and development.
  • 1,800 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 270,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished 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

 
  • 24,268 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 1,686 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 52 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 3,884 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 194 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 64 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 10,765 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
  • 1,293 books were shipped, supporting 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

 
  • 196 community members who received financial and business training are now using the skills they acquired.
  • 501 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 3,452 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 24,270 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
  • 1,881 large and small livestock were distributed as sources of income for families, including poultry, rabbits, goats, cows, pigs and fish.
  • 1,507 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 12,804 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 76,011 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 5,153 people received clothing and footwear.
  • 56,766 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

 
  • 15,224 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 8,028 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 6,110 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 54 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 19 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 9,800 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 2,449 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.
 
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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