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. 

  • 200 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 109 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 5,855 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 5 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
*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.

  • 1,659 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 4,745 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 113 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 25 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
  • 1,234 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.

  • 65 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 75 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 330 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 6 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 22 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
*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.

  • 5,494 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,383 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 759 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 345 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 40 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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