Sategui Plains

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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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!  
  • 80% of kids in rural areas start school at age six instead of ten—which was the norm—because schools are closer to home and parents value education.
  • School retention has improved—dropouts reduced by 48% in Grades 1-2 and by 18% for Grades 3-4.
  • Community education sessions were held on children’s rights, like the right to education, improving parents’ support for their kids’ schooling.
  • Quality of learning has improved with the addition of 20 trained teachers.
  • Schools received teaching materials and 2,304 books were provided for students over the course of the program.
  • 64% of teens are involved in kids’ clubs, where they learn and have fun together.
  • 45% of parents can cover their children’s health care expenses, which is an exponential increase.
  • Community health workers were trained, and 84 community members received training in preventing common diseases.
  • Latrines were constructed in schools and health centres, improving overall sanitation and controlling the spread of diseases.
  • Community members were trained in natural disaster management.
  • Women have been trained to monitor children’s nutrition and promote good feeding practices in the community.
  • 150 families received poultry for breeding operations.
  • 35 beekeepers were trained and equipped to improve their honey production.
  • 25 women learned to process Moringa, a nutritious superfood. 
  • Children have access to better education with trained teachers, and their parents support them.
  • Families are using health centres, which controls disease outbreaks and ensures safer deliveries.
  • Families are more resilient during lean seasons and able to provide for their children’s needs.
  • Community cereal banks were established and over 100 community groups were trained in crop management.
  • Women have started small businesses, thanks to savings groups that provide them with access to credit.
  • Health centres were equipped with solar panels, fridges, scales, beds and drugs—immunization coverage for children under 5 is over 100%.
  • The percentage of people using safe water sources has increased by 40%.
  • 22 formal schools and 33 parent-run schools are opening doors for more children to be educated.
  • Dropouts have significantly decreased and 69% of girls now attend school—an increase from 33% in 2001.
  • Community cereal banks were established and over 100 community groups were trained in crop management.
  • Women have started small businesses, thanks to savings groups that provide them with access to credit.
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.

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!