Cambodia

Working With Children in Cambodia


 

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.
Children in Cambodia face major challenges in the areas of personal safety and health and nutrition. Child labour and child trafficking are prevalent in the region; more than 20,000 children live and work on the streets of Phnom Penh alone. World Vision works with communities and organizations to promote stronger child protection laws and their implementation.

Cambodia is a net exporter of rice, but many rural families go hungry. Thirty-two per cent of children under age five are malnourished and women and children are chronically deficient in iron and vitamin A. We support health centres in providing education to help families prevent and treat malnutrition through growth monitoring, food and vitamin supplements and nutritious food preparation.

Your impact in Cambodia

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:
  • 401 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 942 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 11,279 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 40 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 81 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 50 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
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
 
  • 16 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 508 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 44 malnourished children, together with their caregivers, were registered in community-based nutrition rehabilitation workshops.
  • 13,684 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 114 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 604 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 164,974 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 1,763 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
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
  • 4,264 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 47 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 1,591 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 307 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 18,858 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of 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
  • 423 community members who received financial and business training are now using the skills they acquired.
  • 8 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 504 people were trained in business and entrepreneurial skills, including financial literacy and income-generating activities outside of livestock-rearing and agriculture.
  • 8,598 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 8,361 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 43 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
  • 23,590 USD was distributed to families through cash and vouchers, giving them the ability to meet their urgent needs.
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
 
  • 41 communities were certified as open defecation free, meaning they have shifted to using toilets rather than defecating in the open.
  • 19,898 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 26,327 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 9,216 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 42,052 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 29 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 508 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
  • 8,469 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 9,681 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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