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:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
 
  • 12 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livelihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 75 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 7 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1,869 pairs of boots were shipped, protecting children’s health and allowing many to go to school
  • 29,526 items of clothing were shipped to help children access their right to an adequate standard of living
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 9.9 million tablets of life-saving medication were shipped to stock medical clinics
  • 540,000 packets of life-saving therapeutic food were distributed
  • 654 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 898 people learned about health and nutrition topics
  • 16 groups are helping people learn about health and proper nutrition
  • 5,220 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities
  • 112,063 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 1,304 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 356 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 7,390 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 765 teaching resources like stories were developed locally so that children can learn from culturally relevant content
  • 93,824 school supplies were shipped to support children's education
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 1,240 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 5,629 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 92 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 
  • 6 new or improved latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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