Dominican Republic

Working With Children in the Dominican Republic

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.
World Vision has been active in the Dominican Republic for nearly 30 years and currently reaches more than 30 thousand children and their families. Health and child safety are priority issues. HIV and AIDS has become the leading cause of death for teenagers and adults in some parts of the country. We have renewed efforts to educate adults, youths and children in the Dominican Republic about HIV and AIDS and have involved churches in the awareness campaigns.

In the Dominican Republic, promoting child safely recently meant standing with Haitian children who were born and raised in the country, but stripped of their citizenship by the DR government and sent to Haiti, where many did not have citizenship. See below for more ways Canadians have supported children in the Dominican Republic this past year.

Your impact in the Dominican Republic

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors 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.

  • 228 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 85 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 8 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
  • 27 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 73 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 49 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 301 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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