Jubileo'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: 

To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Establish preschools that focus on holistic development.
  • Train volunteers to help children struggling with core subjects.
  • Improve school infrastructure.
  • Provide teacher training, furniture, and supplies.
  • Engage children and youth in extracurricular clubs to reduce dropout rates and develop their leadership skills.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Provide access to check-ups.
  • Teach about the importance of vaccinations, preventive care, hygiene, and sanitation.
  • Promote a balanced diet using locally available foods.
  • Support families to renovate homes and build proper housing to protect children from the elements.
  • Train health volunteers to help families prevent and manage common childhood illnesses.

Economic Development
To ensure parents in Jubileo can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Teach more efficient techniques to help farmers improve production.
  • Encourage farmers to diversify what they produce.
  • Teach families how to market their products and form co-operatives.
  • Train and support families to earn income in other ways, such as small animal rearing, pickling, and food sales.
Child Protection
  • 11 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 181 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 3 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 3,100 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 500 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 3,534 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 5,436 young people are participating in peace clubs, coming together with peers to build a safer community
  • 65 peace clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 9 schools received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 939 young people were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 299 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1 new latrine is granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 340 children are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 63 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019
  •  1.0% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2016 decreasing from 4.4% in 2012.
  • 89.0% of children under 5 years old received correct management of diarrhoea when it was needed in 2016 increasing from 24.6% in 2012.
  • 96.0% of children 12-59 months old were vaccinated to protect themselves against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and measles in 2016 increasing from 34.4% in 2012.
Results of World Vision Canada's evaluation in Jubileo, El Salvador in 2016

Explore Jubileo

current conditions

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

The needs in Jubileo

Student dropout rates at schools in Jubileo are among the highest in the country. Improvements to the education system in the community will help change this.

Health Care
Access to health care is difficult in the community, with just one doctor for every 3,750 people. More than 40% of houses are made of branches covered with a mud mixture, and most have earth floors. As a result, respiratory diseases are widespread. Access to clean water and sanitation is limited. Undernourishment is common, and most parents have a limited understanding of preventive health.

Economic Development
Most people in the community try to earn a living by cultivating basic grains and vegetables. Some operate small businesses such as restaurants and grocery and liquor stores, while others work as labourers and make clay bricks. The rates of unemployment and underemployment, however, are alarmingly high, at more than 66% of the population.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Jubileo,  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.