Peru

Working With Children in Peru



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.
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.
 

  • 302 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 6 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 15 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 9 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 6 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 6 community groups are teaching children and families to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 260 people received information about how to properly care for children
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 1,640 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 4,996 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 34 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 3 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 86 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 5 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 75 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 75 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 225 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

 

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