Chad

Why World Vision is in Chad


Child protection safeguards reached a new level in 2015 when Chad’s parliament passed a law prohibiting the marriage of children under 18. Much work remains to make sure the law is enforced and to change long-held cultural practices. Early marriage is widespread—nearly 7 out of 10 girls marry before 18. Child brides often drop out of school and face life-threatening complications from bearing children before their bodies are ready. We are addressing early marriage and other child protection challenges by forming children’s clubs to promote child rights and establishing community networks that report and monitor child abuse cases. Together with local leaders, these networks are fighting harmful traditional practices and helping girls go back to school, even if they are married or have children. Many young people who didn’t have the opportunity to finish school have been equipped with valuable skills through our vocational training programs.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Chad

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

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.

  • Community leaders and teachers were trained in laws protecting children from harmful traditional practices and ways to respond to cases of child abuse and improve protection for children.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Parents and teachers were trained in the prevention of malaria and diarrhea and how to detect signs of malnutrition.
  • We worked to increase sustainable access to clean water by drilling borehole wells and training community members in water system maintenance.

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.

  • We partnered with local education authorities and Parent Teacher Associations to strengthen the quality of education, helping to ensure that schools had enough teachers and were properly managed.
  • Young people who didn’t have the opportunity to finish school received vocational training in trades such as metalworking, dressmaking, and carpentry.

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.

  • Children had opportunities for spiritual nurture through Bible camps we organized.

Prayer Requests from Chad

World Vision's staff in Chad are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • The health and safety of young mothers and their babies.

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  • Peace between different religious and ethnic groups and an end to the violence and instability caused by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

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News from Chad