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.

Some of our recent accomplishments in Zambia are: providing school supplies and other educational resources to 106,259 children, including 28,022 books; giving 19,084 people access to handwashing facilities at home or school and sanitation facilities to 18,634 people.

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:
  • 3 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 254 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 240 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 4 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 60 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 16 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 106,259 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
  • 2,000 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
  • 28, 022 books were shipped, supporting children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 3,518 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 90 communities were certified as open defecation free, meaning they have shifted to using toilets rather than defecating in the open.
  • 18,634 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 19,084 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 6,888 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 12,056 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 5 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 5 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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