Working With Children in Niger

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 60 community members learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 17 families who went to our child protection training now know how to access local services,
  • 35 of community members went to our attitude change sessions
  • 2,006 teenagers in our programme took part in community projects
  • 12 churches and faith-based organizations are participating in World Vision's work

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Niger funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 6,728 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 836 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 295 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 19,212 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 5,639 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Niger, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 55 literacy teachers received updated training
  • 18 literacy group coordinators trained in our programme scored 80% or above in their test
  • 20 parents of Grades 1 to 3 students were trained to support our literacy programme
  • 18 schools were given new books or teacher training
  • 20 community members were trained to create books with local stories in the local language

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Niger funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 15 people we trained learned how to prevent and cope with future disasters
  • 5 disaster management committees have been formed with the participation of local authorities, residents and vulnerable populations
  • 115 savings group members have dependant children

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Niger funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 6 new wells with hand pumps were built
  • 150 families built new toilets
  • 4,547 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 13,617 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean
  • 17 committees learned how to manage, maintain, and repair their local water source

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Niger funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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