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. 

  • 14,342 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2,354 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1,864 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 5,888 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies

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

  • 4,281 malnourished children in Mongolia were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 20,428 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 180 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 2,695 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources

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

  • 829 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in Mongolia
  • 43 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 8,790 children and youths were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 3 schools were upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students

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

  • 118 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 2,811 youths and adults were equipped to earn increased income through apprenticeships, or vocational and business training
  • 510 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 122 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families

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