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
  • 11 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 7 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 700 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 70 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 70 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 2 child friendly spaces met the unique needs of children in emergencies, while providing safety and psychosocial support
  • 60 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 2,923 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 333 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 9 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families
  • 5 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • Health workers and volunteers have been trained to provide quality health services, including immunizations and distribution of mosquito nets to protect against malaria
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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
  • 40 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 213 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 3,000 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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
  • 217 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 45 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 2,762 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 10 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 511 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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