Chad

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:
  • 140 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 1,272 girls and boys took part in child protection activities as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 3,354 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 346 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 321 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Chad, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 268 adults learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 243 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence
  • 146 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
  • 1,021 community members were made aware of the importance of education
  • 160 churches and faith-based groups are partnering with us on projects

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Chad funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

 

  • 2 malnourished children enrolled in nutrition programs graduated after three months
  • 3 meetings were led by the community to monitor local health services and lobby for improvements
  • 1,139 babies under age 1 who are supported by community health workers have been immunised
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Chad funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 105 education officials were trained as supervisors in our literacy programme
  • 5,900 teaching resources like stories were developed locally so that children can learn from culturally relevant content
  • 486 parents of Grades 1 to 3 students were trained to support our literacy programme
  • 38 reading clubs were started
  • 81 trainers completed our literacy course
  • 1,557 books with local stories in the local language were given to reading camps
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Chad funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 4 farmers who went to our training used the new farming methods they learned
  • 140 women were supported to earn a living
  • 18 savings groups are running in the community
  • 26 savings group members have dependant children
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Chad funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
  • 1,171 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 525 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home
  • 3,236 more people now have a toilet at home

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Chad funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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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.