Partnering with communities, we help them become stronger, healthier, more resourceful than before. Parents can provide for their children today, and have reason to dream for the future. Together, we create hope that endures for generations to come. Here is the three-phase approach we take to accomplish this:
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
EVALUATE AND GROW
We partner with community members to understand their needs, goals and resources, and work together to find long-term solutions to the challenges they face.
We adapt plans as needed so the community continues to meet its goals. As more community members get involved, the community takes greater ownership of its success.
Thanks to support from Canadians like you, families in the community enjoy better living conditions and are empowered with the knowledge and skills to create a brighter future for their children.
Now that the community has taken ownership of the programs that helped them achieve success, World Vision can help another community on their journey to self-sufficiency.
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In Cambodia we have adapted our programming in urban slums to work through multiple small mobile Urban Hubs rather than a single program office. These allow us to be extremely agile and shift our focus areas along with vulnerable urban populations who are often highly mobile due to issues around land tenure and evictions. However, the underlying issue of displacement persists. We have learned that facilitating constructive dialogue between communities and the local government can be effective in addressing land tenure issues and aim to expand and strengthen this approach in our urban programs.
In El Milagro in Peru we have seen positive change in families and schools promoting life skills and entrepreneurship for youth. However, we have seen that this can be strengthened through also providing microcredit to these youth so that they can start to learn the business skills necessary to succeed in life.
In Ngenda community in Rwanda, World Vision helped farmers to improve their production but they were selling them at a lower price due to the surplus in their area. Only 60km away in the capital city the prices were much better. We need to help these famers improve their supply chain so that they are able to get the maximum value for their produce.
The Miramar community in Peru is working to tackle some of the challenges they now have evidence for since the latest evaluation done in 2017:
88% of youth in 2017 had a birth certificate, decreasing from 92% in the past years. It highlighted the need to build up the role the family plays in prioritizing the registration of their children. In this area, many families migrate from other smaller villages and the Libertad Highlands area so there is a constant need to readdress the issue of birth registration; also, the findings highlighted how some actions from multiple partners in the community have mainly addressed young children; leaving in the background older children and teenagers, which we need to tackle going forward.
The proportion of adolescents that reported they are participating in decision-making processes in their local government remained unchanged at 20%. The World Vision team has been working to build up the capacities of child and youth parliaments, which have members participating in different spaces: round tables, regional parliaments, and national assemblies. However, more work is needed to make an impact at the national and sub-national levels, so that boys’ and girls’ voices are not only listened to, but taken into account when coming to decision making.