Working With Children in Nepal

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.
Nepal is one of the poorest and least-developed countries in Asia. Poor children in Nepal are among the country’s most vulnerable citizens, susceptible to abuse, child labour and neglect. The under-five mortality rate stands at 36 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with 5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada.

Malnutrition, infectious diseases and poor hygiene and sanitation affect the health of children. High absentee rates in school, particularly among girls is also a concern. We work with families in vulnerable communities to build their resilience and provide opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. 

Your impact in Nepal

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:
  • 11 initiatives to support children’s wellbeing were conducted thanks to collaboration between local agencies
  • 4 child protection groups monitored sponsored children
  • 15 local health facilities and birthing centres have essential equipment for maternal and child health and nutrition
  • 2,203 community members were made aware of the importance of education
  • 222 community feedback was addressed

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Nepal funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 56,968 community members and medical staff were given personal protective equipment like soap, hygiene kits, and gloves
  • 44,498 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 70,898 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 8,434 kids, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 369,729 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 Nepal, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 41 community health workers and volunteers completed our health training focused on pregnant women and new mums
  • 216 caregivers with malnourished children took part in our programme
  • 104 malnourished kids in our nutrition programme gained 200 grams or more in 12 days
  • 61 local health institutions are counselling caregivers on appropriate feeding practices and monitoring children's growth
  • 8,733 pregnant women and new mothers took part in health and nutrition training

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Nepal funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 5 community recommendations to improve schools were shared with local leaders

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