Our Students and Graduates

The ripple effect of education

World Villages for Children has a close relationship with the local communities in each of the countries where it operates. Working in line with the UN policy of Sustainable Development Goals and the principles of economic development from DFID, the Sisters of Mary programs focus on the objectives of reducing child poverty, improving health, educational attainment and progress into employment and our work facilitates grass roots change in poverty levels within the local communities.

The impact of our programs as told by Sister Zenyy

Case study examples from our graduates demonstrates the impact of your donation when the enhanced employment and earning prospects of our children results directly in their ability to care for their families. This results in the improved circumstances of their siblings and immediate family within the local community.  Our children will invest in healthcare and education access for many of their siblings and sometimes the children of those children. The humanitarian impact of your donation is thus multiplied many times over.

In 2017, more than 370 Sisters of Mary cared for more than 20,000 children in villages in six countries:



2017 enrollment

S. Korea


374 boys & girls


460 boys & girls

39 babies

The Philippines


3,311 girls


2,067 boys


3,097 girls


2,091 boys



3,235 girls

116 toddlers


1,980 boys


Zona 13

881 girls

Zona 6

1,146 boys

Zona 21

120 toddlers


Sta Maria

752 girls

87 toddlers

Sao Bernardo

155 toddlers



707 girls


242 boys


 20,594 boys & girls + 517 toddlers & babies

In Guatemala, South Korea, and Brazil, the Sisters of Mary also operate medical clinics and hospitals where they care for sick people and children who are too poor to have access to urgently needed medical care.

Be sure to download and review our detailed 2016 accomplishment report.

A Graduate's Success Story

Our graduates are the result of our relentless dedication to the poorest of the poor, and our commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty. To date, about 150,000 graduates have received an education through the Sisters of Mary, and thanks to the support of our generous benefactors.

Measuring Our Impact

World Villages for Children is in the process of developing formal evaluation systems that are appropriate to our work to measure and quantify our programmes, their outcomes, and impact. This will guide program development and improvement and help us to secure funding for the future.