Senegal

Working With Children in Senegal



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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. 
 

  • 16,211 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 70 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 17 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 512 people leaned how to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include figures from the PINKK program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, Développement international Desjardins, Government of Senegal’s Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition and Government of Canada; and the STEP program undertaken in partnership with Développement international Desjardins, Enablis and Government of Canada.

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

  • 26,779 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 1,671 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 29,598 children were screened for malnutrition to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 58,045 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 4,228 women and children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 325 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 68 people received information about how to properly care for children
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include figures from the PINKK program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, Développement international Desjardins, Government of Senegal’s Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition and Government of Canada; and the STEP program undertaken in partnership with Développement international Desjardins, Enablis and Government of Canada.

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

  • 15,736 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 317 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 30 clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 23 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 1,420 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 193 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
  • 35 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include figures from the PINKK program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, Développement international Desjardins, Government of Senegal’s Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition and Government of Canada; and the STEP program undertaken in partnership with Développement international Desjardins, Enablis and Government of Canada.

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

  • 7,508 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 269 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 1,890 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 309 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 2,715 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 897 people received small loans, helping their families enhance their businesses or meet other immediate financial needs
  • 28 businesses by youth started through loans from savings groups
  • 95 youths started business through loans from savings groups
  • 5 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include figures from the PINKK program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, Développement international Desjardins, Government of Senegal’s Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition and Government of Canada; and the STEP program undertaken in partnership with Développement international Desjardins, Enablis and Government of Canada.

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 

  • 319 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 1,655 new or improved water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 27 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 1,982 community members were trained to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include figures from the PINKK program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, Développement international Desjardins, Government of Senegal’s Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition and Government of Canada; and the STEP program undertaken in partnership with Développement international Desjardins, Enablis and Government of Canada.

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