Senegal

Working with Children in Senegal


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

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When one million Senegalese people were impacted by severe drought, World Vision responded with emergency food kits to protect children and families from malnutrition. Longer term, we help farmers access drought-resistant seeds and develop cereal banks for grain storage. Cereal banks protect the harvest from damage by fire or pests and allow communities to set aside food for the lean season.  

In Senegal, school enrolment is increasing but the quality of education remains problematic. Another challenge is that approximately 25 per cent of children in Senegal do not have birth certificates, which are required for primary school graduation exams. We work with communities to strengthen the quality of education and help families gain access to birth registration services.

Your impact in Senegal

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:
  • 2 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 4,163 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 11,955 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 1 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 30 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 87 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 66 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
  • 85 community leaders and representatives from partner organizations received training, equipping them to be more effective in their roles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 2,915 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 3,288 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 14 children benefitted from community health screenings, home visits and health centre referrals for children under five. 
  • 1,289 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 43,484 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 11 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 210 community health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 2 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 2 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 5,230 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 94 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 1 child attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 51 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 1 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 18 early childhood development teachers received curriculum training, equipping them to better support young children's learning. 
  • 781 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 17 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 8,460 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 541 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 3,562 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  •  2,181 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 564 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 450 people were trained in business and entrepreneurial skills, including financial literacy and income-generating activities outside of livestock-rearing and agriculture.
  • 4 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 123 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 1,538 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
  • 18,801 USD was distributed to families through cash and vouchers, giving them the ability to meet their urgent needs.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 3 communities were certified as open defecation free, meaning they have shifted to using toilets rather than defecating in the open.
  • 596 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 10,550 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 80 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 2 schools had adequate menstrual hygiene management facilities in place.
  • 29 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 48 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 40 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
  • 860 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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