Philippines: Pangasinan

Pangasinan's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2018

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 girls and boys feel safer in their communities. Children activities are being monitored by officers and school personnel to guarantee that all participants are identified and invited. Furthermore, 160 youth attended an event that discussed resisting drug abuse and laws concerning the protection of children.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Boys and girls are eating healthier. In entirety, 1,480 caregivers learned about proper feeding practices to ensure children will not be malnourished when they grow up.
  • 32 children gained weight and enjoy better health after trained health workers trained their parents on proper nutrition.

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.

  • Students are learning with improved educational resources. School facilities in 7 schools were expanded to support children's classroom access and hygiene with covered pathways and hand-washing facilities.
  • School supplies were provided to 3,176 students motivating children to do their best in their studies.

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.

  • Twelve young adults learned how to teach the Bible to their peers, so they can lead others in a greater knowledge of God.
  • Children are being cared for in the community. Children facilitate storytelling sessions during community birthday parties and other events. Altogether, 4,200 children have participated in activities at local churches and schools to learn more about themselves and develop their relationships with God.

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 5 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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