Chingeltei's Community News

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Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 

In the Chingeltei community, one in five families lives below the poverty line. Located just outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city, the community lacks many basic facilities and services. Many live in dilapidated housing and unhygienic conditions.

The health of families is at risk due to a lack of clean water and poor nutrition. Health ailments such as dental problems, hepatitis, diarrhea, and tuberculosis plague both children and adults. Lack of quality education and infrastructure causes children to drop out of school and leads to poor academic performance. Most families are not able to provide for their basic household needs.
A few highlights of the Impact achieved from our recent program evaluation
  • 68% of caregivers can now provide for their children's basic needs such as food, clothing and blankets, compared to 51% before.
  • The percentage of children under 5 years old that are too short for their age, as a result of malnourishment, has decreased from 9% to 2.7%.
  • 75% of children with diarrhoea received proper treatment, compared to 60% before.
  • 86% of children are able to read and understand the material, compared to 74% before.
  • 82% of families are earning an income to better provide for their children, compared to 40% before.
Child Protection
  • 504  community members took part in an advocacy meeting about child protection issues, working to improve the safety of girls and boys.
  • 465  members of children's and youth groups know where to turn to report abuse or exploitation, reducing violence toward children.
  • 5 child protection promotion activities were initiated by children
  • 5 schools and institutions have a child protection policy in place
  • 174 vulnerable people were referred to treatment programs
  • 6 local child protection teams were established and functional, and have implemented action plans
  • 651 the most vulnerable children and their households were monitored through home visits
  • 208  parents attended training to learn how to discipline their children without physical violence, so more girls and boys are safer from abuse.
  • 4 new facilitators were trained in HIV and AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, child protection, gender or Ebola
  • 281  parents better understand the harmful impact of physical discipline on children, so more boys and girls can be raised in safer and happier homes.
  • 6  joint plans were drafted between community partners, which will help sustainably build a safer, more supportive community for children.
  • 1  formal agreement was signed between community stakeholder, creating partnership that will improve the well-being of more boys and girls.
  • 13 peace clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 2 life skills clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new things and have fun
  • 22 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 30 young people are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
  • 347 young people are participating in peace clubs, coming together with peers to build a safer community
  • 50 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 72 reading materials are now available for are now available for children in structured learning environments
  • 2063  adults and children attended training on what to do during a disaster or emergency, preparing them to help themselves and others in times of crisis.
Community Development
  • 1 community-driven advocacy activity was organized
  • 162 community members were involved in implementing spiritual nurture for children's activities, projects or programs
  • 24  adults learned better ways to collectively produce, harvest or process the products they sell, helping them earn more to support their children.
  • 4  local communities with an up-to-date disaster preparedness plan, helping ensure that more girls and boys will be prepared for and protected in a crisis.
  • 24  adults and youth attended vocational or technical training to learn new skills, increasing their employment potential and business understanding.
  • 72  families started a small business, so more girls and boys can have their basic needs met by an increase in their family's income.
  • 10  new savings groups were formed, helping mothers and fathers work toward greater financial stability and meet their children's needs.
  • 34  community members were clients of a microfinance institution, giving them access to low-interest loans and help support their families.
  • 193  women and men learned how to operate a business, providing them with skills to be an entrepreneur and earn an income to better support their children.
  • 143  women and men are active members of a local savings group, helping them to become more financially stable.
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Invest in the development of school infrastructure to eliminate classroom crowding.
  • Provide improved training for teachers.
  • Establish supportive parent associations to get parents involved in their children's education.
  • Prioritize the educational needs of children with disabilities.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Educate families on proper nutrition and increase their intake of micronutrients, especially for children.
  • Provide health workers with improved access to trainings to upgrade their medical and professional skills.

Water and Sanitation
In partnership with families and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Upgrade the community's sanitation systems and teach about hygienic practices.

Economic Development
To ensure parents in Chingeltei can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Provide community members with access to loans and business training.
  • Establish vocational training opportunities to help people acquire the skills they need to find work and support their families.
  • Partner with local churches to implement initiatives like alcohol recovery programs and children's summer camps to increase families' sustainability.

Explore Chingeltei

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Chingeltei

Although Mongolia's literacy rate is high, there are few schools in areas like Chingeltei, and classroom overcrowding is common. Schools operate three shifts per day, with average class sizes of 55-60 children, compared to the national average of 30-35. Schools lack proper heating, toilets, and water sources, which make it difficult to study, especially during the cold winter months.

Teachers are poorly paid and lack professional skills and training, which results in a poor learning environment for children. There are few specially trained teachers for children with disabilities, so these children do not get the support they need to reach their full potential.

Girls are more likely to attend school because they are considered “inferior and needing to be educated. Many boys drop out of school or simply never attend. Parents may not understand the importance of education or encourage their children to attend school.

Health Care
In such as Chingeltei, people do not have access to adequate supplies of fruits and vegetables. Inadequate diets lead to malnutrition, which weakens children and leaves them vulnerable to diseases such as tuberculosis, diarrhea, rickets, and hepatitis.

There is a shortage of doctors and those practicing are overworked and poorly paid. Health care workers lack access to training opportunities to upgrade their medical and professional skills. To access social services such as health care, residents must pay to register for Ulaanbaatar citizen cards, which are unaffordable for most, so children in these families do not receive proper treatment.

Water and Sanitation
In the Chingeltei community, inadequate infrastructure and services worsen the hygienic and sanitation conditions. Personal hygiene is poor, a problem compounded by a limited water supply. Garbage is simply thrown outside because there are no waste management services. This leads to environmental pollution and creates opportune conditions for spreading infectious diseases.

Economic Development
Various factors contribute to Chingeltei's rates of unemployment and poverty. An influx of people from rural areas has heightened demand for the few existing jobs, and the lack of quality of post-secondary education and trade schools means many people do not have the proper skills or training to find sustainable work.

People who start small businesses face many challenges, such as high interest rates, lack of collateral, and little business knowledge or training. A lack of alternative income-generating activities among adults affects their children's health and educational opportunities, often preventing them from reaching their full potential.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Chingeltei,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.