Nueva Frontera

Nueva Frontera's Community News

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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: 

Nueva Frontera is a small, remote community located in northwestern Honduras, right on the border with Guatemala. The landscape of the area is mostly flat, with gentle slopes and lowlands. The community is predominantly rural, with 25% of households being headed by single mothers. 37% of boys and girls younger than 18 years of age have lost one or both parents.
Child Protection
  • 1,819 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 447 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 52 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 84 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 1 cultural and recreational club is giving children a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 40 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 592 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 66 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 8,000 children are participating in cultural and recreational clubs, learning new things and having fun
  • 1,303 children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 12 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 138 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 194 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 1,387 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018; Results achieved in partnership with neighboring communities; Results achieved in partnership with other World Vision offices
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Establish “parent schools that will help parents develop the literacy, numeracy, and parenting skills they need to motivate children at home.
  • Train teachers in methodologies to engage and motivate children to learn.
  • Establish peer-to-peer tutoring programs to help improve academic performance.
  • Mobilize and train teachers, parents, and school boards to monitor and continually to improve the quality of education.
  • Train children in their rights, values, and life skills.
  • Organize student governments to help develop participation and leadership skills.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Help pregnant women get the food, training, and prenatal care they require to have healthier pregnancies, deliveries, and babies.
  • Teach parents about preventive health care, like vaccination, when to seek health care, and nutrition, including how to prepare a balanced diet using local food.
  • Train health staff and volunteers to monitor growth and cognitive development in young children.
  • Improve hygiene and sanitation practices in homes by training and supporting parents to adopt new behaviours.
  • Help families start home gardens and raise small animals to improve their diet.

Community Leadership
Through partnership with families and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Train leaders of community-based organizations, and help them focus development efforts on improving the wellbeing of youth.
  • Organize youth networks and train young people so they can participate in and influence community development decisions and activities.
  • Support youth to identify solutions to their challenges and implement projects that respond accordingly.
  • Train teachers in continuing education and technical programs.
  • Develop partnerships with local public and private organizations to provide adolescents and youth with secondary education, vocational training, and income generation.

Explore Nueva Frontera

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 Nueva Frontera

Most primary schools are small, single-teacher institutions that often lack basic teaching materials and equipment. Teachers often do not have adequate training. Parents, many of whom are illiterate themselves, do not always prioritize their children's education or know how to support and motivate their children at home. This means that children do not have opportunities to develop important life skills.

Health Care
Poor hygiene, sanitation, and food handling practices hurt children who are already weakened from recurring bouts of diarrhea. Damp conditions in children's homes, as well as smoke inhalation from indoor wood burning furnaces, also lead to recurring respiratory infections. Most houses still have dirt floors and either adobe or “bahareque mud walls.

Chronic malnutrition affects 29% of children under the age of five. Impoverished families often do not have enough food to feed their children. Many do not know how to prepare nutritious meals. In fact, children often begin life underweight, because their mothers did not receive adequate food during their pregnancy.

Community Leadership
For many youth between the ages of 12 and 18, the future looks very bleak. The majority of adolescents are unable to continue their education beyond the primary level for a variety of reasons. Their parents often cannot afford it, and in some cases, children have to work to help their families survive. Breakdown of family relationships and the loss of a moral and spiritual compass leave youth easy prey to alcoholism and drug addiction. In recent years, 24% pregnant women were under the age of 18. For these young people, who should still be continuing their education, the reality they face is unemployment, with little hope for additional training or job opportunities.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Nueva Frontera,  is in Phase 1

PHASE 1: Building the foundation

With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.