El Prodigio

El Prodigio's Community News

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.

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: 

To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:
  • Inform parents about the importance of being involved in their children's education.
  • Support programs to improve the education environment and schools' effectiveness.
  • Strengthen children's reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
  • Implement early childhood education programs.

Health Care
Through partnership with children, families, and sponsors, World Vision will work with the community to:
  • Educate parents on child nutrition, health, hygiene, disease prevention, and treatment.
  • Train healthcare workers on child growth monitoring and rehabilitating malnourished children.
  • Establish community disaster preparedness committees.

With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:
  • Train community members of all ages on preventing the spread of HIV.
  • Strengthen community-led care for orphans and people living with HIV and AIDS.

Child Protection
To ensure children and youth enjoy a safe and protected environment, World Vision will work to:
  • Train community members on the rights of children and teens, as well as positive discipline practices.
  • Form a local network to advocate for and protect children's rights.
  • Establish a child-youth board to give children and youth a voice in issues that affect them.
  • Mobilize community members and groups for zero tolerance of child labor.
  • Establish clubs for children and youth in sports, art, culture, and leadership.

Economic Development
To ensure parents in El Prodigio can provide for their families, World Vision will partner with the community to:
  • Support small business ownership and vocational training for youth and adults.
  • Improve access to microfinance loans. Integrate families into fishing and farming associations for collective marketing.
Child Protection
  • 8 new facilitators were trained in HIV and AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, child protection, gender or Ebola.
  • 31 community partners from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors worked with World Vision over the past year, improving the lives of children.
  • 10 reading clubs have been started for boys and girls, helping to improve their literacy and reading habits.
  • 100 reading materials are now available for are now available for children in structured learning environments.
Health and Nutrition
  • 156 families, leaders and volunteers participated in child well-being monitoring processes.
* Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore El Prodigio

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in El Prodigio

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

El Prodigio,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.