Colombia

Working With Children in Colombia


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
Until recently, the Colombian government and armed insurgents have been embroiled in a brutal, decades-long conflict. Nearly six million people fled their homes and generations have grown up with violence, instability and hunger.

As the country begins the long journey to recovery, we are working with families and children in Colombia to promote a culture of peace. Communities are increasing their capacity to monitor the rights of children and to respond to situations of risk and abuse. Youths are encouraged to stay in school to help break the cycle of violence. Through investments in health and education, we help youths and families increase their income for a more successful future.

Your impact in Colombia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
  • 31 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 1,845 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 8,532 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 39 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 755 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 3,163 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 5,712 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 1,816 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 257 female and male youth completed values-based entrepreneurship and job skills training through the Youth Ready curriculum.
  • 40 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 2,538 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 34 youth gained wage-earning employment.
  • 535 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 27,681 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 278 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 5,570 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.

Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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