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. 

  • 2,526 children participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 2,970 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 78 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 815 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 96 children and youth are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 10,733 people, including 5,165 children, were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 11 health facilities received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families
  • 258 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 444 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 750 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 125 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 2,285 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 299 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 4,174 pairs of boots were distributed to children in need, living in cold and wet climates.
  • 43 schools were renovated and 15 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 237 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 44 communities have a disaster risk reduction plan in place to help all be prepared in the case of a natural disaster
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,429 children are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 1,429 children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 3,436 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy


Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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