El Prodigio

The needs in El Prodigio

El Prodigio'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: 


  • 529 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 411 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 4 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 6 survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 115 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 8 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 20 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 202 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 5 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 198 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 2 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 200 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 10 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
Education
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.

HIV & AIDS
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.

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.

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.