Celebrate with Garden

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Garden's Community is graduating

In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Garden 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.

Garden community is located southeast of the city of Lai, in the south of Chad. Mostly young people live here, and work in farming and fishing. The climate is hot, with a dry season from October to April, and a rainy season from May to September. Temperatures vary between 19°C in January and 40°C during the rest of the year.

Rainfall in the area is inconsistent, which has a negative effect on crops. There are often floods, which lead to crop damage; a problem made worse by the fact that there are no irrigated fields, and all crops are completely dependent on the rain.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Garden has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Garden has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
  • ​3,700 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 11 survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 5 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 70 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 37 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 3,000 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 213 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 6,098 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 3,126 children received deworming medications and vitamins to improve their health
  • 53 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 3 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families
  • 2,762 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 1 water source is providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 120 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 19 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 1,178 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy               

Explore Garden

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

Garden has completed Phase 3 in 2018

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!