Clean water improves life for children in Bessoum and Dobara
In the villages of Bessoum and Dobara in Chad, World Vision has finalised the construction of two water wells supplying more than 11,400 people with drinking water.
This is part of our commitment to ensuring the well-being of every child while contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Putting children at the centre of the COVID-19 response
World Vision works daily for the well-being of children, and continues to support the Government of Chad in the Response against COVID-19. World Vision's efforts are aimed at the implementation of activities that target children and protect children from the effects of the virus.
All children are educated for life, participating and are protected
We are working to improve the well-being of 6,500,000 children by partnering with families, communities and the government to reduce poverty in Chad.
Together to end child marriage in Chad
68% of girls are married at 18 and 25% at 15. If nothing is done, this figure is likely to double by 2050.
Fueled by interethnic clashes, Chad has experienced significant instability since its independence in 1960. The delicate situation for Chad's population is made more precarious by conflicts in neighbouring countries, which drive refugees over its borders. Additionally, the effects of climate change, which are aggravating the desertification and drying up Lake Chad, complicate things further.
Since 2003, the economy became dependent on oil. But, a drop in oil prices in 2014 plunged the country into a deep recession.
All of these issues affect children most. Our teams have been working in Chad since 1985. We work with communities, local actors, the government and the United Nations to improve the well-being of children, through emergency and development programmes.
Quenching thirst for Chad’s Children
Lack of clean water and sanitation facilities affects families, especially those in rural areas where only 38% have access to clean water and only 3% have access sanitation facilities.
We are working to ensure all children have access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities near their homes, schools and health centers.
Better Hygiene; Better Health
In Chad, children regularly suffer from illnesses, due to a lack of hygiene and sanitation in rural areas. In addition to efforts by World Vision to improve the hygiene and sanitation facilities in their school, the students themselves arrive to make their school clean.
Helping the Vulnerable
The Lake Chad crisis has caused the internal displacement of more than 130,000 people, including more than 10,000 refugees. The majority of these people are women and children. Fleeing abuses by armed groups, these communities found themselves in hostile areas without water, hygiene, sanitation or education facilities. World Vision helps by giving hygiene kits and through the provision of clean drinking water.
Water To Stay in School
The majority of schools in the communities where we serve are located far from children's homes. Children who live several kilometers away from school often do not finish the five-hour school day because of lack of water near their school. . This is a factor in dropping out of school. To help keep children in school, we drill wells in the schools furthest away from homes. Now, children have drinking water in schools and Meecan finish their classes.
It Takes a World
Child marriage has serious health consequences for girls, in fact childbirth is the is the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 to 18.