Working With Children in Peru

During the past 10 years, Peru’s economy has grown steadily, but income inequity still leaves millions of children living in poverty. In remote rural areas and less desirable urban neighbourhoods, poverty remains deep and has led us to run programs to train adults and youth in skills that will help them improve family income.

The poverty faced by families and children in Peru takes a toll in education and child protection. As part of World Vision’s response, we train teen leaders to run child-friendly spaces in neighbourhood centers where kids can feel secure as they engage in reading, games and activities. We also invest in preschool education and initiate reading clubs to help children in Peru get a strong start at school.

Your impact in Peru

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. 

  • 26 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 121 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,870 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 181 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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


  • 26 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 20 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 26 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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


  • 7,262 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 92 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 495 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 503 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 3 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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


  • 2,219 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
  • 2 child friendly spaces met the unique needs of children in emergencies, while providing safety and psychosocial support
  • 420 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017


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