El Salvador

Working With Children in El Salvador



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In El Salvador, violence between government forces and powerful gangs has forced thousands of children and parents to flee their homes. We work with domestic organizations to support these families and create an environment where children are safe and protected.

More than half a million people in the country live on less than two dollars a day, creating a real obstacle to development for the children of El Salvador. Our Circles of Good Health and Nutrition program trains parents to grow healthy vegetables with safe irrigation water and to provide better nutrition through exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, followed by a diversity of healthy foods for toddlers.

Your impact in El Salvador

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.
 
  • 121 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 60 child friendly spaces are providing a safe place for children to play, learn and follow healthy routines
  • 3,823 pairs of boots were shipped, protecting children’s health and allowing many to go to school
  • 13,239 items of clothing were shipped to help children access their right to an adequate standard of living
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Youth Ready program undertaken in partnership with the Barrett Family Foundation.
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 7,712 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 57 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 2,157 books were shipped to support children's literacy
  • 39,305 school supplies were shipped to support children's education
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Youth Ready program undertaken in partnership with the Barrett Family Foundation.
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 1,174 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 806 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Youth Ready program undertaken in partnership with the Barrett Family Foundation.
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 15,552 yards of fabric were shipped to provide resources for economic development initiatives
  • 635 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 121 youths started business through loans from savings groups
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Youth Ready program undertaken in partnership with the Barrett Family Foundation.

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 158 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include figures from the Youth Ready program undertaken in partnership with the Barrett Family Foundation.

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