Ngemelina (Ledia)

The needs in Ngemelina (Ledia)

Health Care
Malnourished children are vulnerable to disease. Children's health is also affected by poor hygiene, unsafe drinking water and limited access to medical care.

Education
Often, students struggle with reading and math skills. Schools need better resources and teachers need more training to improve learning.

Child Protection
A community's lack of awareness of child rights can result in dangerous practices such as child labour, early marriage and abuse.
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Ngemelina (Ledia)'s Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year:


The community of Ngemelina is located in in the northern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border of the Central African Republic.

Ongoing civil war in this central African nation"one of the most deeply impoverished countries in the world"has displaced nearly 1.4 million people and killed more than five million since 1996.
  • 215 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 100 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 200 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1,299 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 11 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 226 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1 school was upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 5,486 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 915 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 6,184 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3,658 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • 22,432 children were vaccinated to protect themselves against preventable diseases
  • 50 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 8,779 children and women received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
  • 1,043 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 3,381 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 142 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 1,526 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 14,000 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 6 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 20,576 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy           

Explore Ngemelina (Ledia)

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Ngemelina (Ledia),  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.