Working with children in Chad

Sitting in the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, years of drought, famine and war in Chad have led to an isolated economy, poor education and health care, and a dependence on foreign aid. Early marriage is widespread—nearly 70 per cent of girls marry before age 18. Child brides often drop out of school and face life-threatening complications from bearing children before their bodies are ready.  

World Vision is working to help communities acquire skills and resources to build a better future for children in Chad. We address early marriage and other child protection challenges by forming children’s clubs to promote child rights and establishing networks that monitor child abuse cases.

Your impact in Chad

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.

  • We partnered with several agencies to raise awareness on the negative effects of child labor and child abuse, and informed children about where to turn when they need help
  • 295 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 50 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1 community group is engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children in Chad
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • Health workers and volunteers have been trained to provide quality health services, including immunizations and distribution of mosquito nets to protect against malaria
  • 4,690 malnourished children in Chad were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 402 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 5,802 women and children in Chad were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.


  • Children and youths have improved their learning skills through tutoring and by attending extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 422 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 20 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 407 children and youths are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.


  • We have partnered with communities to promote crop diversification and farm management techniques
  • 50 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 10 youths were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling

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