Working With Children in India

With one third of India’s people living in extreme poverty, many children in India 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. 

  • 14,929 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 813 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 3,504 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 231 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of families and children in India

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

  • 3,526 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 19,595 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 1,042 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 96 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases

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

  • 4,524 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 34,492 children and youths were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 28,640 children and youths are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 130 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in India

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

  • 7,230 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 779 youths and adults were equipped to earn increased income through apprenticeships, or vocational and business training
  • 1,519 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 3,800 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens

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