Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
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about our response to COVID-19.
In the past decade, 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 centres where kids can feel secure as they engage in reading, games and activities. We also invest in pre-school education and initiate reading clubs to help children in Peru get a strong start at school.