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.
 
  • 14,900 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 16,738 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 5 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 50 survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 51 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 134,579 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 2,742 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 473 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 502 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 550 out of 625 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 224 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 3,000 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 344 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 7,294 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 9 schools were renovated and 1 other received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 2,081 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 2,950 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 220 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 5,059 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 632 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in DRC reported for FY18 (October 2017 to September 2018)
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 
  • 10,033 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 5,750 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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