Nicaragua

Working with Children in Nicaragua


 

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.
A 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 pre-school 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:
  • 8,607 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 76 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 6,529 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 122 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 52 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 27 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 313 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 2,716 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 598 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 8,152 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
  • 72 people received clothing and footwear.
  • 14,489 fabric was shipped, providing material for income-generating activities such as sewing businesses.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 286 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 260 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 2,933 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 6 schools had adequate menstrual hygiene management facilities in place.
  • 9 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 17 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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