Indonesia

Working With Children in Indonesia

In 2015, a report from UNICEF showed that child mortality rates had significantly dropped in Indonesia. Improvements were attributed to the work of many development agencies, including World Vision. These agencies have partnered to upgrade health for children by providing immunizations, treating childhood diseases and encouraging breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life.

Ensuring children in Indonesia are safe and cared for continues to be a focus for World Vision. Abuse, bullying and gender-based violence threaten millions of boys and girls in this island nation. Our work includes teaching children, teachers, faith leaders and parents about children’s rights and ensuring that systems are in place to report and stop cases of abuse.

Your impact in Indonesia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 493 adults learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 744 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 584 children have participated in community meetings
  • 40 plans for development were created in collaboration with community groups
  • 25 actions were undertaken related to child protection issues

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Indonesia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 21,852 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 9,680 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 358 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 72,180 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 14,586 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Indonesia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 38 caregivers have been trained to grow nutritious food and prepare healthy meals
  • 29 trained community health volunteers are working to end the practice of open defecation in the community
  • 225 children were identified and referred for specialized treatment
  • 641 caregivers with children under two have a better understanding of what to feed infants and young children 
  • 746 pregnant women and new mothers took part in health and nutrition training

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Indonesia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 449 kids now go to after-school literacy activities
  • 443 kids received education support from us, like school supplies, bags, uniforms, school fees, transport, or wheelchairs
  • 38 teachers learned about child protection, gender equality, and positive discipline
  • 107 kids aged 3–6 go to preschool
  • 274 parents and caregivers have improved their parenting skills and understanding of child development

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Indonesia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 2,214 tonnes of product generated by local producer groups have been sold 
  • 13 farmers who went to our training used the new farming methods they learned
  • 68 people who’ve been trained in household financial management report that they’re using their new skills
  • 99 farmers are accessing weather forecasts and climate information 
  • 247 households with children under five can feed their families with food grown at home

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Indonesia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 1,142 more people now have a toilet at home
  • 832 households are registered for community water service
  • 167 sanitation systems were developed by community members
  • 2,066 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home
  • 1,126 people now have access to an improved source of drinking water

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Indonesia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.