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 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.
 

  • 2 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 29 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 250 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 1 community group is engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 4 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 6 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 150 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 16,652 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 349 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 400 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 25 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 12 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 4 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 294 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 3 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 15 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 1,847 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 12,667 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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