Mexico

Working with Children in Mexico

Food insecurity is a huge concern in Mexico, with some states reporting malnutrition levels as high as 36.4 per cent among children. Limited access to clean water is a major cause of malnutrition because of the relationship between health and nutrition—as when sick children lose their appetite or their capacity to absorb nutrients. We address this issue by providing rainwater collection tanks, improving sanitation and infrastructure and promoting nutritious vegetable gardens.

Mexico has progressive child rights laws in place, but implementation is always a challenge. We work to empower children and youth networks, giving them a voice to influence decisions at community, state and national levels.

Your impact in Mexico

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
  • 18 partners who disseminated awareness around protection of migrant children and adolescents
  • 504 migrant caregivers participating in protection sessions
  • 504 parents participating in protection sessions
  • 504  padres participantes en sesiones de proteccion
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
  • 1,594 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 173 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 1,812 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

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

  • 1,381  children reached with targeted age-specific health 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
 

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

  • 92 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
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

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

  • 551 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.

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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