China

Child Poverty in China

China has benefitted from a rapidly growing economy but child poverty in China remains a persistent issue, especially in rural areas. World Vision invests in child development through education and health support and supporting small scale infrastructure projects in water and sanitation systems.

Child rights and protection is another priority. Parents are learning about raising their children in safe and nurturing environments, and children and youth are participating in local decisions that affect their lives. We’ve also launched programs to care for children left behind when their parents migrate to cities to find jobs—a common practice in rural areas where work is scarce.

Your impact in China

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

 
  • To ensure that children are protected, we developed and strengthened child-based organizations that monitor child well-being
  • 533 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 90 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 48 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 86 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 48 parents and caregivers learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • We partnered with a local organization to promote the importance of breastfeeding for the first six months as a way to ensure good health and nutrition for babies
  • 13,670 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 26 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 52 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 482 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 40 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1,209 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 30 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 37 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 72 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 72 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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