Working With Children in Honduras

Unreliable rains have put additional strain on Hondurans in recent years. Key to combating hunger and disease in these conditions is to build household and community resilience.

An example of this is World Vision’s Farming Field School where students learn modern techniques to optimize land resources and water for increased crop production. A lack of clean water is another environmental and health issue for children in Honduras. Community volunteers, health staff, church leaders and sanitation committees partner with us to train families on treating water and practicing basic sanitation to improve the health and nutrition of children.

Your impact in Honduras

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. 

  • To protect children during emergencies, we partnered with local organizations to train children on how to prepare for and respond to disaster situations.
  • 6,370 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 824 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 19 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children in Honduras

We trained community health workers and mothers to improve the nutrition of children under the age of five by preparing nutritious meals using locally available ingredients.

  • 65 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children in Honduras
  • 170 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 940 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • Students were trained to assist their classmates through peer-to-peer tutoring, an approach that builds relationships, responsibility and leadership skills.
  • 4,322 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 3,534 children and youths are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 30 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • We worked with local partners to provide youth with vocational training in motorcycle repair, masonry, culinary arts, carpentry and cosmetology to help them contribute to family income.
  • 980 youth were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling
  • 75 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 745 gardens are in place to help families, community groups or schools provide nutritious food for children

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