Working With Children in Pakistan

World Vision has been supporting children in Pakistan who find themselves in emergency relief situations since 2005, responding to floods, earthquakes and the needs of internally displaced people in the country.

Working with the Government of Canada and individuals’ support, we are currently focused on maternal and child health, water and sanitation, access to quality education and building people’s resilience through disaster risk reduction programs and economic development. Innovative programming includes equipping teachers, parents and children themselves to respond to psychosocial needs of young people experiencing violence or abuse, and the use of mobile phone technology to further health services in remote areas.

Your impact in Pakistan

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors 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. 

  • 66,343 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 784 child and adult victims of abuse or exploitation received counselling and resources to help them recover
  • 4 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 17 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.

  • 57,873 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 112 malnourished children in Pakistan were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 159 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 6 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families

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

  • 64,320 adults and children in Pakistan learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

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

  • 24 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 1,841 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 880 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 9,320 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children

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