Samlot's Community is graduating

 In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Samlot has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

Children are learning and preparing for a better future. When World Vision began partnering with this community, there were many concerns about education. Schools were crowded and teachers lacked the training they needed. Many families couldn't afford school fees. Today, children are empowered with the tools they need to create a different future for themselves.

Your sponsorship helped to ensure: 97% increase in enrollment thanks to raising awareness about the importance of education 340 teachers, 35 school directors and 315 school committee members are improving education quality 38 schools were renovated with safe water, latrines, desks and learning materials.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Samlot has   improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
  • 21.7% of children were too short according to their age as a result of long-term malnutrition in 2015, decreasing from 23.7% in 2012
  • 75% of families had sufficient diet diversity in 2017, increasing from 56% in 2012, which entails eating from four or more food groups
  • 94% of students passed from primary school to secondary school in 2016, increasing from 74% in 2012
  • 2 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 130 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 26 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities               
  • 908 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 23 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses