Democratic Republic of Congo

Working With Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country with complex needs where we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable children. But we also work in more stable areas of the country where we are able to implement child sponsorship programs.

World Vision child sponsorship starts by looking at what is preventing children from surviving and thriving in their community. We then work with the community to bring the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show life-changing love to children in need.

 

Your impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

 
  • 1,159 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 11,607 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 20,735 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 114 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 3,297 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*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.

 
  • 1,159 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 11,607 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 20,735 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 114 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 3,297 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*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.

 
  • 2,308 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 25 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 1,469 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 12,135 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 63 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*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.

 
  • 1,323 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 9,625 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 459 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 1,467 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,886 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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