World Vision Hong Kong in Mongolia (2020)

World Vision Hong Kong in Mongolia (2020)


In the last 30 years, following a peaceful transition of power, Mongolia has seen its GDP per capita tripled. However, having been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s economy experienced its worst contraction since the early 1990s. While this is projected to recover, poverty is increasingly concentrated in urban areas, which is an issue that needs to be addressed to ensure sustainable development.

World Vision has been working toward positive transformation and poverty reduction in Mongolia since 1993. Today, it is the largest NGO in the country, present in 16 of 21 provinces.

In 2020, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$13.87 million to support 2 ADPs and 3 other projects in Mongolia, benefitting over 146,000 people.

2020 Work Highlights

Area Development Programmes (ADP)

World Vision Hong Kong supported 2 ADPs to improve the livelihoods of children and their families, and encouraged their active participation in the process of building a sustainable community.


  • Ran savings groups to cultivate the habit of saving and good financial practices, benefitting over 1,600 members.
  • Trained about 1,860 students, teachers and medical staff on the importance of disaster risk reduction, enabling them to implement mitigation strategies and develop early warning systems for adverse events.
  • Improved the livelihoods and social protection of about 240 targeted most vulnerable families through the Ultra Poor Graduation approach, providing them with productive assets to develop sustainable sources of income and meet the needs of their children.

Child Protection

  • Advocated child protection to 8,500 parents and caregivers, helping them realise the importance of child protection policy and accept their role and responsibilities in improving child protection mechanism.
  • Organised counselling, training and workshops on positive discipline methods, helping over 5,800 community members learn to respect, motivate, provide autonomy, and set family rules together with their children.
  • Monitored the well-being of about 4,230 most vulnerable children and households through a team of home visitors who would help them gain access to the social welfare services needed.


  • Provided 10,500 children from 3,500 families with emergency support, such as food supplies, cash, hygiene kits, school supplies and information and communication materials, enabling the most vulnerable groups to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Helped thoroughly clean 12 schools and 17 kindergartens, allowing about 17,320 children to return to disinfected schools after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.


  • Provided a new water purification system in 2 areas to improve hygiene, benefitting about 880 pupils, teachers and school staff.
  • Provided shelter, sink and watering can and standard latrines for about 240 families.


  • Educated over 1,060 children and youths on life skills and how to protect themselves and others.
  • Provided spiritual nurturing for 840 children and youths, helping them develop a positive attitude to love their friends, family and neighbours.

Funding (HK$): $10,426,580; No. of Beneficiaries: 98,500

Livelihood Projects

  • Provided more than 1,600 families with food packages and hygiene kits during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid insufficient food supply and prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Provided business and financial management training for about 1,000 people.
  • Offered a variety of hygiene training for over 900 parents and children and advocated the importance of personal hygiene.

Funding (HK$): $2,273,990; No. of Beneficiaries: 13,310

Child Protection Project

  • Improved school environment and awareness of psychological services, benefiting 6,870 children.
  • Provided over 2,770 students, teachers and parents with psychological support on mental issues, such as low self-esteem, family atmosphere and ineffective parenting.
  • Trained more than 2,400 parents and caregivers on positive parenting skills.

Funding (HK$): $1,166,840; No. of Beneficiaries: 34,380

Total Funding (HK$): 13,867,410; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 146,190

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