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:
  • 1,024 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 176 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 7,164 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 538 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 8 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 560 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 1,870 children received age-appropriate immunizations to protect them against childhood illness.
  • 203,198 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 2,032 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 7,086 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 37 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 256 community members were reached through awareness sessions and information on the importance of education.
  • 118 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 176 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 799,103 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
  • 2,910 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
  • 133,184 books were shipped, supporting children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 1,260 people are participating in activities that generate income.
  • 18 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 364 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 736 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 6,550 people are benefitting from the installation of solar lights.
  • 23,514 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 7,505 USD was distributed to families through cash and vouchers, giving them the ability to meet their urgent needs.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 16,250 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 32,890 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 10 WASH committes with Accountability Action Plans to ensure quality and sustainable WASH services provision
  • 15,811 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 200 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 25 community members, including vendors, received water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) training, including the management, construction and maintenance of WASH facilities.
  • 1,900 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 122,864 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.

Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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