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:
  • 511 girls and boys received a birth certificate and are now recognised as citizens
  • 220 community members learned about child protection
  • 4,086 girls and boys between 6 and 18 are part of a local children's group
  • 250 community members were made aware of the importance of education
  • 1,107 girls and boys took part in faith-based activities
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Zambia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 55,133 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 32,635 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 911 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 59,553 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 58,658 kids, parents, and caregivers were given education kits or training as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Zambia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 30 parents and caregivers joined in literacy activities with their kids
  • 37 literacy teachers received updated training
  • 40 education officials were trained as supervisors in our literacy programme
  • 8 reading clubs were started
  • 3,550 books with local stories in the local language were given to schools
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Zambia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 1,500 educational resources were developed and distributed
  • 25 community members joined an advocacy meeting at their health clinic
  • 158 farmers understand their options for selling agricultural products through local markets
  • 17 neighbourhood health committees are working in line with local Ministry of Health guidelines
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Zambia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 20 women were supported to earn a living
  • 55 farmers were trained in more effective agricultural techniques
  • 23,553 tonnes of product generated by local producer groups have been sold
  • 1,214 people who’ve been trained in household financial management report that they’re using their new skills
  • 1,035 people now participate in savings groups
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Zambia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 700 families who went to our training on how to treat water so that it's safe to drink are now using water filters or purification tablets to do so
  • 2,152 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 4,046 more people now have a toilet at home
  • 1,346 students who went to our hygiene training have put what they learned into practise
  • 7,149 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Zambia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.