Philippines: Pangasinan

Pangasinan's Community News

This sponsorship program is new! With the support of generous sponsors like you, we're working toward the goals developed hand-in-hand with local leaders and families. Below you'll find information about our plans to address the community's most pressing needs.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More children have their voices heard. Through child protection committees, 80 child leaders were trained and given the opportunity to share their ideas. These leaders and 400 child association members are working together to better respond to children's needs.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • More babies and young children are living healthy lives. Through training, 799 caregivers learned about proper nutrition and regular check-ups.
  • Boys and girls are learning more about HIV and AIDS. Through 9 churches, 738 children helped lead a campaign to educate others how HIV is acquired, transferred and treated.

Education for Better Lives

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

  • Children are more prepared for the future. Through financial literacy classes, 1,058 adults and 254 children learned to invest their savings into income generating activities.
  • More students are prepared for school. After 2,276 children received school supplies, they say they like going to school.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • More children are learning about Jesus as a role model. Through workshops, 3,000 children and their families learned about Jesus and heard stories from the Bible. They also learned positive values and how to build stronger relationships.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.


current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Pangasinan, Philippines

In this community, natural resources such as rivers and farmlands are vital to people’s livelihoods. Most residents rely on fishing and farming to afford basic expenses. However, the area is prone to flooding, and people are not prepared to protect their resources or recover from a disaster. People continue to use outdated, inefficient farming techniques and do not have access to training that would increase their production. Without sufficient income, parents focus on making money—often at the expense of neglecting their children, or forcing them to drop out of school to help support the family. When parents cannot afford to put food on the table, children suffer the most. Malnutrition is especially prevalent among children under 5, lowering their resistance to infection and putting them at risk of common childhood diseases and stunted development. The main causes of malnutrition include unhealthy diets, a lack of knowledge among parents of proper nutrition and healthcare, the absence of prenatal and pediatric care, and low incomes. In addition, without clean water, improved sanitation, or proper hygiene practices—as well as knowledge about these topics—children are vulnerable to easily contract preventable diseases, which far too often result in increased child mortality rates.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 4 years.
Pangasinan, Philippines is in Phase 2

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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