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.
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.

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:
  • 8 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 2,988 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 11 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 1 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
  • 182 community leaders and representatives from partner organizations received training, equipping them to be more effective in their roles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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

  • 112 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 2,028 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 96 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 489 female and male youth completed values-based entrepreneurship and job skills training through the Youth Ready curriculum.
  • 112 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 185 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 86 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 3 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 32 schools have updated disaster preparedness plans in place.
  • 142 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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