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.
  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 30 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
  • 50 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 6,552 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 7,926 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 123 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • "160 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy"
  • 50 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
  • 8,479 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 85 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,212 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 1,266 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 12 teenagers who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 2,800 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 391 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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


  • 234 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 252 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 30 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 600 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 972 people, including 420 children, were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 11,950 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 24,730 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 5,142 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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