Chad

Working with children in Chad



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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:

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 95 people received information about how to properly care for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 208 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 5,900 teaching resources like stories were developed locally so that children can learn from culturally relevant content
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 2,397 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 4,343 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 20 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 429 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 7,000 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 1,760 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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