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. 

  • 11,877 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 116 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 3,500 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 65 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 90 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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.


  • 194 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 133 children and youth children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 27 schools were renovated and 30 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 40 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 736 children and youth received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 987 youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,767 children were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 452 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 500 people received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
  • 135 children are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 27,845 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 5,509 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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