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!  

Child Protection
  • 1 community group is in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 1,365 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 12 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 4,387 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 6 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community

  • 13 clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 145 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 150 children are participating in clubs to develop new skills, have fun and build friendships
  • 3 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students

  • 27 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 80 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 80 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished

  • 10 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 12 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 200 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 
  • 1 renovated water source is providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 10 children are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 2 new latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 300 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 4,694 people 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.

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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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!