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. 

  • We worked with religious leaders and child protection committee members to strengthen their understanding of child rights and equip them to handle violations.
  • 3,772 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 1,508 children in Niger received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 19 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families

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

  • 197,342 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 18,843 malnourished children in Niger were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 1,325 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 29 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases

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

  • We promoted the importance of early childhood education through awareness campaigns and supported preschools to help children get off to an early start.
  • 559 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in Niger
  • 171 clubs are in place for children and youths to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 14 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students

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

  • We empowered savings group members, especially women, to use low-interest loans to start new income generating activities like soap making and handicrafts.
  • 113 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 7,384 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 235 youths were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling

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