Working With Children in Indonesia

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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:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 2,577 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 171 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 5 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 35 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 280 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 14 community groups are teaching children and families to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 2,463 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 206 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 122 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 1,035 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 68 clubs are in place for children and youth providing essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 6 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 75 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 1,742 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 101 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 27 teaching resources like stories were developed locally so that children can learn from culturally relevant content
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 3,503 yards of fabric were shipped to provide resources for economic development initiatives
  • 91 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 263 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 17 people received small loans, helping their families enhance their businesses or meet other immediate financial needs
  • 8 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 1,844 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 1,107 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 331 new or improved latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 1,147 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 72 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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