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Weather in Casitas
2014Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2014.
- As part of our Christian witness, we trained mothers on providing spiritual nurture and loving homes for their children and taught teenagers to practice Christian values in their families, schools, and communities.
- We encouraged Bible study in communities and provided 415 youth with Biblical lessons on God's care and protection for children.
- 35 adolescents completed vocational training programs to become electricians and mechanics so they could seek jobs and earn income for their families.
Food and Agriculture
- In order to improve family nutrition and decrease cases of malnutrition, we coordinated with the Ministry of Education and the Peace Corps to establish home and school gardens full of cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and other nutritious vegetables.
- 2,534 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13 participated in a health workshop we facilitated with the Ministry of Health where they learned about handwashing, oral hygiene, and personal cleanliness.
- 520 boys and girls participated in our special reading programs and worked with tutors to improve their reading skills and succeed in school.
- In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Education, we trained 30 parents of young children in early stimulation practices that prepare little ones for preschool, such as reading books, playing games, learning to share, and demonstrating kind behavior.
- We conducted workshops with members of community protection systems like judges and lawyers to address topics such as children’s rights and enhancing the legal system to better protect kids.
- 415 children and youth participated in child rights clubs in order to learn about their rights to education, healthcare, and protection and to raise their voices in the community about issues that affect them.