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: 

Child Protection
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 18 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 189 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 3 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 472 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 118 young people were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 2,823 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 5 life skills clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new things and have fun
  • 815 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 92 young people are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
  • 20 young people learned about sexual and reproductive health, including how to prevent and manage HIV and STIs
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2018 to September 2019
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.

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.