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
  • 282 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 3,947 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 58 child and adult victims of abuse or exploitation received counselling and resources to help them recover
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 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

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 139 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 38 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 20 clubs are in place for children and youths to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 555 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 4 community groups are teaching children and families to prepare for disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 73 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 2,515 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies

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