Working With Children in Mongolia

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.
While Mongolia is still known for its nomadic herding, its population has become increasingly urban as families seek job opportunities and better education for their children. Almost one quarter of the children in Mongolia live in poverty.

World Vision Mongolia works to protect children from violence and exploitation. We work with the poorest households in both rural and urban areas to diversify incomes, improve food security, educate children and prepare for frequent severely cold winters known as dzuds. Wherever possible, we work closely with the Mongolian government, community organizations and faith-based groups.

Your impact in Mongolia

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:
  • 4,049 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence
  • 1,021 parents in our programme now better understand the harmful impacts of physical discipline
  • 3,797 particularly vulnerable children and members of their households received home visits 
  • 34 new volunteer facilitators were equipped to provide community care
  • 234 community members were involved in implementing spiritual nurture for childrens activities, projects or programs

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Mongolia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 14,910 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 53,457 community members and medical staff were given personal protective equipment like soap, hygiene kits, and gloves
  • 302 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 204,375 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 506,268 USD in cash or vouchers were given to caregivers as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Mongolia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 99 particularly vulnerable children were identified and referred 

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Mongolia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 34 adults and youth were trained in technical or practical job skills and trades
  • 515 farmers learned better ways to grow, harvest, or process their products
  • 2,016 adults and kids went to our training on what to do and how to protect themselves when a disaster strikes
  • 263 women and men learned how to run a business
  • 660 women and men are active members of a local savings group

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Mongolia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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