Sategui Plains

Sategui Plains's Community is graduating

Sategui Plain's community is making strong progress toward caring for all  its children, not just those who are sponsored. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Sategui Plain get there. Thank you!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Sategui Plains has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Sategui Plains community is near the city of Lai, in southern Chad. This area is unique in terms of its diversity because many people from different ethnicities have migrated here in search of work. It's mostly dry and hot throughout the year, except for about four to five months when there's rain and flooding of the Logone River. Most people in Sategui Plains farm, which is the mainstay of the economy. Rice is the main crop and some people also plant sorghum.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Sategui Plains has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  

Child Protection
  • 18 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2,464 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 24 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
  • 3,812 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 1,266 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 12 youth who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 145 children are participating in cultural and recreational clubs, learning new things and having fun
  • 203 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 350 children are participating clubs that nurture their faith in God and equip them with positive values
  • 1 health facility was improved with renovations to better care for children and families
  • 123 malnourished have reached 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
  • 58 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 885 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 10 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 200 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 222 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1 renovated water source is providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 19,626 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 3,565 community members are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 300 children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 713 new latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Increase the number of children enrolled in school by sensitizing parents and the community to the importance of education.
  • Strengthen the partnership of community schools with the Ministry of Education and local authorities.
  • Improve school facilities for children and teachers by providing schools with equipment, teaching materials, safe drinking water and latrines, and green schoolyards.
  • Support the education of disabled children through improved training and programming.
  • Improve teachers training and skills.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Decrease the rate of diseases, such as malaria, and those related to hygiene through education campaigns and treated nets.
  • Decrease the rate of HIV & AIDS through community awareness on prevention and care, as well as training children's clubs and community leaders, especially religious leaders.
  • Support orphans and other vulnerable children with food and medical care.
  • Promote new, positive healthy behaviours through education campaigns that focus on immunizations, the importance of a balanced diet to improve and prevent malnutrition, disease, and prenatal care.
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of health workers.

To ensure parents in Sategui Plains can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Increase animal and crop production.
  • Create grain banks to store food for the lean season to ensure there is food year round.
  • Protect and enhance natural resources.
  • Create committees to boost production at tree nurseries, as well as efforts against bush fires.
  • Engage community leaders in project management by improving their leadership skills and ability to collaborate with other organizations.

Water and Sanitation
In partnership with families and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Increase families access to safe drinking water by setting up and strengthening a good water management system.
  • Train water management committees and repair workers.
  • Purchase water pumps.

Explore Sategui Plains

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Sategui Plains

Children in Sategui Plains face many challenges that prevent them from receiving a good education. The community suffers from inadequate school facilities, equipment, and teaching materials. The majority of students do not have desks, and even teachers do not have chairs.

Many educational professionals do not have access training opportunities, and children receive poorer instruction as a result. Many children do not attend school at the appropriate age. Parents traditionally do not value formal education, and girls in particular do not attend school due to cultural traditions that value a girl's work in the home. Many youth also move to other areas for better opportunities, which also disrupts their education.

Health Care
Families in Sategui Plains often lack information about proper health care, which negatively affects their health. Chronic malnutrition and a low rate of immunization are challenges to the community. What's more, there's a high rate of infant mortality because of diseases such as measles, respiratory infections, malaria, bilharzia, and water-borne illnesses, such as diarrhea.

Most people in Sategui Plains rely on farming to earn a living, but they don't make very much money from it. Poor soil quality, difficulty getting equipment and materials, as well as insufficient water in irrigated rice fields, all affect crop production and results in low rice harvests. These difficulties, especially when combined with the challenges of storing grain, also mean there is a lack of food in the lean season.

Water and Sanitation
Access to safe drinking water remains a challenge. Many people in Sategui Plains drink from traditional wells, and few have access to safe drinking water. In addition, there's a low amount of drinking water in general for the population as a whole.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Sategui Plains,  is in Phase 3

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!