Honduras

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.
  • 68 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 6,962 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,374 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 26 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 384 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 2016 to September 2017

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.

 

  • 4,085 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 56 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • 35 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 968 adults and youth learned about sexual and reproductive health, including how to protect themselves against HIV and other STIs
  • 14,180 people including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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.
  • 315 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 377 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 900 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 63 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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.
  • 45 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 380 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 243 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 638 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 19 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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