Working With Children in India

With one fifth of India’s population living below the poverty line, many children in the country drop out of school to work or marry early. We work with communities to set up Child Protection Units—teams of citizens trained in child rights who advocate for vulnerable kids and help them stay in school. They also work to prevent trafficking, help find missing children and assist children who have been abused.

Other priorities for World Vision India include child health, formal and informal education and the economic empowerment of families. We work with community leaders and government authorities to develop interventions that will be most likely to succeed. Today, World Vision India is impacting more than 26 million children in over 6,000 communities.

Your Impact in India

Together, we're making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.


  • 100 children engaging in child labour were supported to ensure they are protected from harm and have access to education 
  • 280 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 345 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 4,475 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 40,531 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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


  • 1,458 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 11,577 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 563 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.


  • 1,026 children and youth received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 1,304 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 100 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 20 schools were renovated and 10 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 24,750 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.


  • 2,910 people received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 338 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 40 communities have a disaster risk reduction plan in place to help all be prepared in the case of a natural disaster
  • 9,871 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 90 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 2,075 girls learned about changes that occur during puberty and have the resources to maintain good menstrual hygiene
  • 59,183 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 6,098 people, including 4,497 children, are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 7,534 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources


Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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