Niger

Working With Children in Niger

When Ebola ravaged West Africa in 2015, World Vision Niger’s efforts turned to training and educating faith leaders. Using workshops called Channels of Hope, we reached religious leaders from all regions of Niger, training them to better convey the message of disease prevention among their faith communities.

Malnutrition is a constant challenge for children in Niger. Over a one-year period, more than 37,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition were admitted to rehabilitation centers supported by World Vision and nearly all recovered to a healthy weight for their age. We continue to improve households’ economic conditions and food security through saving groups and community food-grains banks.

Your impact in Niger

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:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 3,097 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 2,402 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 96 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 85 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 17,883 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 3,877 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 1,488 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 2,304 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 7 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 3,097 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 18 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 335 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 69 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 1,050 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 537 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 8,048 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,600 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 376 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 114 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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