Malawi

Working With Children in Malawi

World Vision Malawi has been implementing relief, development and advocacy interventions in the country for more than 35 years. Our goal is to directly improve the wellbeing of 1.5 million children in Malawi and indirectly support another 4 million people.

Through our maternal and child health programming, we ensure that children and mothers are well nourished, protected from preventable diseases and have access to essential health services. Our peer-to-peer mothers program helps women support each other in preparing nutritious food with technical assistance from World Vision staff. Other pillars of our work are helping children be successful in school, promoting food security and resilience to climate conditions, and bolstering household income. 

Your impact in Malawi

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. 

 

  • 5 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 11,337 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 10 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 180 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 28,690 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 463 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,874 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 3,557 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 81 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 13,100 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 6,112 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 546 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 765 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 8,123 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 5 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 1,980 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 2,300 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 32 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 2,207 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 1,800 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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