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. 
 

  • 1 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 200 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 23 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 500 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 9 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
*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.
 

  • 10,385 parents learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 2,096 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 3 health facilities received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families
  • 3,876 children and 346 women, were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 31,591 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
*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.

 

  • 1 school was renovated and 7 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 18 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 2,006 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 383 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 4,900 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
*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.
 

  • 1,207 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 12,571 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 548 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 561 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 92 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 2017 to September 2018

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