Malawi

Working with Children in Malawi



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.

 
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.

Some of our recent accomplishments include: providing deworming treatment to over 2 million people; COVID-19 awareness sessions for 17,909 people; community wash, sanitation or hygiene training for 11,465 people; and access to early childhood development centres for 6,365 children.

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:
  • 2,500 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 8,390 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 55 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 43,720 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 3 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 64 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 6,076 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 970 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 8,091 children benefitted from community health screenings, home visits and health centre referrals for children under five. 
  • 5,017 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 17,909 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 4,500,000 deworming medication was shipped, aiding in children's good health and development.
  • 2,025,000 people received deworming treatment to support their health and development.
  • 20 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 11 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 6,365 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 18,206 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 2,543 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 209 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 405 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 10,400 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 1 farm demonstration schools and sites were established for farmers to learn new techniques.
  • 94 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 2,010 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 3,731 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 580 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 2 schools have updated disaster preparedness plans in place.
  • 86 large and small livestock were distributed as sources of income for families, including poultry, rabbits, goats, cows, pigs and fish.
  • 1,578 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 11,465 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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