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:

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

  • 1,219 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 151 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 50 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 7,678 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 757 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 2017 to September 2018

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


  • 119 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 123 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 748 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,097 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 2,311 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 229 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 347 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 360 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,271 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 122 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 232 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 40 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 50 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,550 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 2,577 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 4,736 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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