El Salvador

Working With Children in El Salvador



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.
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:
  • 74 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 2,713 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for 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
  • 2,649 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 785 female and male youth completed values-based entrepreneurship and job skills training through the Youth Ready curriculum.
  • 1,765 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
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
  • 9,307 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 262,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 262,002 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
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
 
  • 125 youth gained wage-earning employment.
  • 38 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 783 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 5,298 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
  • 23,474 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 23,099 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 1,559 people received clothing and footwear.
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 donor
  • 1,562 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 8,500 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 2,123 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.
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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