Working With Children in Philippines

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.

Other priorities for children in the Philippines are child protection, education, health and nutrition and economic empowerment. World Vision Philippines promotes thriving communities where peace and justice prevail and all can enjoy security, opportunity and happiness. We do this by coming alongside the poor and vulnerable, building their capacity to be agents of sustainable change.

Your impact in Philippines

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 22,789 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 1,826 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 82 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 12,802 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 67,941 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Philippines, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 5 processes we support to identify and report child protection issues now meet minimum standards
  • 1,197 children and youth are involved in child protection processes in their community
  • 292 community members who went to our child protection training know how to respond to child abuse or neglect
  • 15 joint plans have been made between local partners who help malnourished children

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Philippines funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 245 children not enrolled in formal school are now attending remedial or accelerated learning programs
  • 2,183 books are available for every school-aged child
  • 6,540 kids received education support from us, like school supplies, bags, uniforms, school fees, transport, or wheelchairs
  • 112 teachers were trained on new ways to teach literacy and numeracy
  • 760 kids and youth completed one of our life skills courses

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Philippines funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 171 adults and youth were trained in technical or practical job skills and trades
  • 224 farmers received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment
  • 655 community members learned how to manage their family income and expenses
  • 525 women and men learned how to run a business
  • 9,033 community members are involved in savings groups 

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Philippines funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
More than Survival: Shakila Zareen’s victory over gender-based violence In a new video interview with Michael Messenger, Shakila Zareen shares her story of surviving child marriage and gender-based violence, and finding new hope as a refugee in Canada.
Venezuelan refugees: The forgotten crisis Political unrest, hyperinflation, and lack of access to basic goods and services has forced 5.6 million Venezuelans from their homes. That’s more than the number of refugees who have fled the decade-long Syrian civil war. And the migration shows no signs of stopping. 
Rohingya refugees struggle to rebuild after massive fire leaves thousands homeless "The Rohingya refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world,” says Fredrick Christopher, World Vision Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response Director. “They have been living with ongoing uncertainty, storms and the threat of disease outbreaks since fleeing their homes in 2017. This fire is the last thing that they need."

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