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. 

  • 1 child parliaments is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 1,856 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2,376 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 52 children are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 221 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 26 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 662 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,340 youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 241 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 4,055 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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


  • 308 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018


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