Working With Children in Mongolia

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:

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

  • 1,469 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 11,278 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 156 survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 181 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 30 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
*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.

  • 1,706 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 139 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
*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.

  • 2 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, were renovated
  • 250 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 4,153 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 466 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 57 children clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
*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.

  • 115 people received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 3,785 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 329 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 425 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
  • 99 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
*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.

  • 2,789 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy


Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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