Working With Children in Nicaragua

A recent World Vision survey in Nicaragua showed that nearly half of the respondents would not report instances of child abuse. In response, we launched an awareness campaign called I Use My Voice Against Child Abuse and have had thousands of children and adults participate in discussion groups about how to report and prevent abuse of children in Nicaragua.

Formal and informal education have been a focus for World Vision Nicaragua, where we work closely with the Ministry of Education to improve standards. In one initiative, World Vision partnered with government to start a diploma course for 166 preschool and primary teachers, promoting effective teaching strategies for early literacy.

Your impact in Nicaragua

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors 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. 

  • 573 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 3 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 5,040 pairs of boots were shipped, protecting children’s health and allowing many to go to school

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 24 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 322 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 659 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 30,277 yards of fabric were shipped to provide resources for economic development initiatives
  • 1,046 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 5,924 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 922 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 652 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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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.