Shumak Killa

Shumak Killa's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 

The rural community of Shumak Killa is found in the indigenous Quillo District, one of the poorest areas in all of Peru. This area suffers from a crippling lack of water in the dry season, which prevents farmers from growing food and earning an income. In the rainy season, the community's roads are often subject to landslides or mudslides, making them impassable and keeping locals from accessing necessities such as health care.

In Shumak Killa, those who suffer the greatest disadvantage are families who live in the remotest, most inaccessible parts of the area. Children here must walk 2-3 hours a day to attend school and often drop out later on in favour of helping tend to their parent's farms. Women too are especially vulnerable, as low levels of education and isolation can increase instances of unreported domestic abuse and violence.
Child Protection
  • 22 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 457 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 676 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 37 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 501 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 26 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018
Health Care
To ensure children and their families can access and enjoy a better quality of health, World Vision will:
  • Partner with local government leaders to promote better health and nutrition practices, specifically for children under 5
  • Increase the number of services targeted at addressing and preventing cases of childhood anemia
  • Advocate public officials to reduce rates of chronic childhood malnutrition

Child Protection
To better help families enjoy a positive, safe and productive environment, we will partner locally to:
  • Create a safe environment for children and ensure protection systems are developed and implemented
  • Recruit child rights advocates and ensure children are monitored, especially in remote locations
  • Educate community on child rights and build systems to care for those whose rights have been violated
  • Mobilize the community to understand and implement positive family behaviours

To give children the opportunity to learn and pursue their dreams, World Vision will intentionally work to:
  • Build capacity of primary school teachers to implement new and engaging teaching methods
  • Collaborate with educators to model positive relationships and develop children's life skills
  • Increase percentage of children ages 6 to 11 with grade level-appropriate reading skills Improve overall quality of education for children, especially for those in primary school