India

Working With Children in India



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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.
 

  • 24,732 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 22 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 5 people with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 310 referral networks established including healtcare, case management, business support, child protection and learning networks
  • 16,051 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 536 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 5,192 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 338 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 61 health facilities were improved with renovations or stocked with resources to better care for children and families
  • 34,152 people received information about how to properly care for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 33,307 children are participating in clubs that make community decisions and advocate for their protection and well being
  • 44,754 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 62,421 children are participating in clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 3,598 children are participating in reading clubs to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 176 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2,475 clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 5,196 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 104 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 11 schools were built, renovated or received resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 46 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 4,549 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 748 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 480 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 99 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 2,774 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
  • 37 people received small loans, helping their families enhance their businesses or meet other immediate financial needs
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 2,598 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 1,835 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 73 new or improved latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 73,636 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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