Sategui Plains's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2016

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.
  • 20 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students.
  • 172 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children.
  • 2 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities.
  • 15 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished.
  • 4,218 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy.
  • 67 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children.
  • 4,564 children and women were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases.
  • 3,895 children received deworming medications and vitamins to improve their health.
  • 7 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families.
  • 2 latrines in the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families.
  • 317 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy.
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!