Niger

Working with Children in Niger


 

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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 centres 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 savings 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:
  • 478 children under 18 received birth certificates in the past year because of World Vision's work.
  • 2,160 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 636 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 48 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 40 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 3 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
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
 

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

  • 36 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 74 caregivers who have participated in nutrition workshops are now feeding their children using practices they learned in the sessions.
  • 328 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
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
 
  • 11 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 30 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 56 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 9 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
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
 
  • 13 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 324 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 30 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 28 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 1 community updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 4 disaster preparedness groups and committees were actively working to help their communities mitigate and response to crises.
  • 707 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 31,240 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 9,055 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
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
 
 
  • 18,598 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 1,370 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 79,998 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 1,930 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 22 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
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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