Democratic Republic of Congo

Working With Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo


 

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.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country with complex needs. Here, we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable children. But we also work in more stable areas of the country where we can 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:
  • 66 children under 18 received birth certificates in the past year because of World Vision's work.
  • 28 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 1,816 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 5,872 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 10,328 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 16 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 310 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
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
 
  • 37,142 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 1,025 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
 
 
  • 72 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 598 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 72 malnourished children, together with their caregivers, were registered in community-based nutrition rehabilitation workshops.
  • 570 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 38 community health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 2,700 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 2,179 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 405,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished children.
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
 
  • 156,433 USD was saved by community savings groups that are facilitated with World Vision's support.
  • 13 farm demonstration schools and sites were established for farmers to learn new techniques.
  • 313 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 6,930 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 1,500 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 650 people were trained in business and entrepreneurial skills, including financial literacy and income-generating activities outside of livestock-rearing and agriculture.
  • 4 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 200 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 4,419 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 24,999 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 153,643 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 2,600 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
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
  • 306 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 824 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 12,718 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 2 schools had adequate menstrual hygiene management facilities in place.
  • 2 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
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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