Senegal

Working With Children in Senegal

Recently, 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:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 21 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 49 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 7,425 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 35 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 450 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 44,529 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 5,570 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 2,564 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 887 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 22,809 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 

  • 5,379 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 18 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 444 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 5,972 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 2,300 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 85 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 11,644 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 946 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 2,550 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 135 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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