India

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.

 

  • 155 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 396 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 576 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 8,313 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 57 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 2,209 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 13,757 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 63,145 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 1,172 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 24 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 46,306 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 1,137 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 185 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 42,018 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 39 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 173 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 641 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,190 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 525 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 390 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 340 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
  • 100 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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