Here are basic facts and FAQs about Central America migration, how World Vision addresses root causes of poverty there, and how you can help. One program raising promise among vulnerable youth in Central America is Youth Ready. Through this approach, we help young people discover their potential, develop specific career and life skills, establish support networks, build character and confidence, and plan for their future in their communities. This is work is made possible largely through child sponsorship.
Why World Vision is in Mexico
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.
Progress in Mexico
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.
- Children's groups are active in the community. These groups help children to learn about their rights and how to protect themselves and each other from abuse in a fun and child-friendly way.
- Frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep children safer from abuse.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Seven training courses were provided for our local partners who work with severely malnourished children, so they can help more children make a recovery.
- Health workers were given face masks and medical gloves, helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Over 32,000 people received information on good hygiene and social distancing to help protect families and children from COVID-19.
- As part of our COVID-19 response, teachers were trained and supported with supplies and skills to help them teach children remotely.
Prayer Requests from Mexico
World Vision's staff in Mexico are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For every child in Mexico, that we can continue reaching and serving the most vulnerable families to transform their lives.
Improvement of the political and economic systems, and the next presidential election would be in God's hands.
News from Mexico
World Vision’s award-winning photographers travel the world to bring home stories of children and their families to inspire us to action and compassion. They capture intimate moments that illuminate God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed.
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