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 and Participation
  • 3 national media outlets are regularly broadcasting messages that spread awareness about child protection, speaking out against violence toward children
  • 9 local networks are actively advocating to uphold children’s rights, and working to keep children safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • 13 communities are capable of responding appropriately to cases of child abuse and exploitation, working with local justice procedures to uphold children’s rights
  • 13 organizations that work with children and teens are running programs that teach young people positive coping mechanisms and life skills , that will equip them to make wise choices for the future
  • 15 local children protection systems have demonstrated improvements in their policies, structures or implementations, showing an increased level of security for children in the community
  • 29 community projects are being planned and managed by local government and community groups, with a special focus on improving life for children
  • 53 maps showing where particularly vulnerable children live have been updated in the last 12 months, equipping community workers to check on their wellbeing
  • 58 reflection spaces have been created by community committees and child protection groups, establishing areas for people to reflect on the vulnerability experienced by boys and girls in the community
  • 80 processes have been developed in the community as part of their annual planning, outlining how the community will move forward to achieve their goals
  • 81 communities have made plans for development that are specifically focused on children’s wellbeing, creating an environment where young people are nurtured and supported
  • 84 local partners and organizations have the skills and capacity , to make a positive, sustainable contribution to the wellbeing of children
  • 98 young people are actively participating in service projects in the community, encouraging volunteerism and a spirit of giving back
  • 145 local partners have been educated on the importance of including particularly vulnerable children in their plans, ensuring at-risk children are not excluded from development activities
  • 193 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse
  • 221 community members participated in meetings , to learn the results of child wellbeing monitoring in the community
  • 254 community leaders were trained to monitor children’s wellbeing using specific indicators, equipping the community to take ownership over their children’s health, development and safety
  • 396 children and teens have reported an increased level of resilience and knowledge of life skills , that will help them cope and succeed in the future
  • 396 children and teens are actively participating in youth networks supported by World Vision in the community, giving them opportunities to learn about their rights and speak up for change
  • 727 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline, helping to protect boys and girls from abuse

  • 4 primary and secondary school teachers have strengthened their English language teaching skills, helping their students to learn more effectively
  • 6 schools are incorporating reading comprehension and critical thinking into their teaching approaches, encouraging children to understand and internalize the concepts they’re learning
  • 10 schools are teaching information and communication technology, giving students valuable skills and experience that will provide them with more opportunities in the future
  • 10 school governments are receiving support from World Vision, empowering students to speak up for their rights and make changes that benefit children
  • 12 World Vision staff members have taken workshops that teach gentle and caring approaches to children, helping them to create an atmosphere where children are valued
  • 24 trainers completed our preschool course, so they can train teachers how to better prepare young kids for school
  • 78 children and teens believe that their school is a safe place, showing the level of security felt by young people in the community
  • 202 young people have learning opportunities that cultivate entrepreneurship and life skills, equipping them to be self-sufficient in the future
  • 420 kids aged 3–6 go to preschool, helping to lay the foundation for them to succeed at school

Faith and Development
  • 9 local faith groups are working on child protection initiatives , to create a more secure environment for children in the community
  • 20 churches and faith-based organizations, in partnership with World Vision, have taken concrete measures to reduce violence in the community , and make it a safer place for children

  • 2 local groups are raising awareness about nutrition, helping more families learn about the foods kids need to grow healthy and strong
  • 525 parents are monitoring their children’s nutrition, ensuring they are eating the right foods to grow healthy and strong
  • 2,157 school-aged children were trained in nutrition and nutrition-related topics, encouraging them to eat a balanced diet with proper nutrients

  • 4 communities have a plan in place for risk management, making them more resilient in the face of unexpected disaster
  • 17 water committees that have been established are taking steps to manage their local water sources, thanks to training in water supply maintenance
  • 86 people we trained learned how to prevent and cope with future disasters, helping kids to stay safe and families to recover more quickly if they happen
  • 658 adults and kids went to our training on what to do and how to protect themselves when a disaster strikes, helping to keep them safe
  • 1,332 families received farming supplies this year, equipping them to boost their harvests and increase their earnings

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 14 committees learned how to manage, maintain, and repair their local water source, helping kids and their families to have clean, disease-free water for the long term
  • 92 families who went to our training on how to treat water so that it's safe to drink are now using water filters or purification tablets to do so, helping to protect them from getting sick
  • 155 girls and boys now have safe water at their schools, so fewer kids to get sick from drinking dirty water
  • 160 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home, helping to keep kids safer from disease
  • 340 students who went to our hygiene training have put what they learned into practise, helping to keep them safer from disease
  • 513 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home, helping to free community members, especially women and girls, from a life spent gathering water
  • 751 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect themselves and their families safer from disease
  • 775 more people now have a toilet at home, helping families to stop the spread of disease

Community Governance & Ownership
  • 4 partners involved in a child protection campaign are aligned on the campaign goals, ensuring better progress in the work to end violence against children
  • 5 stakeholders and communities were involved in community disaster preparedness efforts, developing plans, policies and strategies that equip them to respond effectively during emergencies

Results of World Vision Canada's partnership of projects in Lluvia de Peces, Nueva Frontera and Perla del Ulua, from October 2019 to September 2020
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.