Zambia

Working With Children in Zambia

Ongoing challenges for Zambia include deep rural poverty and high unemployment rates. World Vision provides business skills trainings so men and women can start small businesses and provide for their children. Savings groups allow members to accrue small funds for emergencies and access loans to build their businesses.

Health is another focus for our work with children in Zambia. One third of the country’s population does not have access to clean water. In 2010, we began a clean water campaign and since then more than 600,000 Zambians have gained access to safe drinking water. We also worked closely with the Ministry of Health to distribute mosquito nets that guard against malaria.

Your impact in Zambia

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. 
 
  • 1,724 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 107 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 18 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 6 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
  • 6,286 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 1,004 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 1,234 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 1,659 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 169 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 22 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 105 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 180 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 2,267 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 3 schools were renovated and 4 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, others received classroom tools and resources, were renovated
  • 6 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 2,257 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 218 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 3,403 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 355 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 54 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources

*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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