India

Working With Children in India


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
India is the second-hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the number of cases worldwide (43 million people infected as of April 2022). In 2021, daily infection rates soared to over 370,000 and daily deaths surpassed 3,000. Already vulnerable children were hit hardest as they lost parents and caregivers. A new strain of the virus also infected more children.

World Vision India led the emergency response and we joined the call for help by providing critical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, beds, tents and much more.

World Vision’s regular work with children and their communities has NOT been suspended, and sponsored children continue to be monitored. However, this monitoring and engagement are being done through online platforms as face-to-face engagement has been temporarily put on hold. The staff has also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts may be delayed.

Beyond the current emergency, World Vision India’s priorities continue to be focused on child health, formal and informal education, and the economic empowerment of families.

For more information on the situation in India or to check on the status of your sponsored child, please call us at 1.866.595.5550.

DONATE NOW: If you would like to support World Vision’s efforts to respond to this crisis, please donate to the India COVID-19 Emergency Response here.

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:


  • 39,263 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 5,677 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 8,302 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 22,560 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 4,537 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 261 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 1 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
  • 35 Citizen Voice and Action documents and plans of action were created, equipping social accountability groups to accomplish their goals.
  • 2,315 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 20,162 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 854 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 13,369 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 35,101 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 11,945 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 3,190 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 1,229 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 1,827 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 4,423 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 187 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 43,881 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 63 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 69 early childhood development teachers received curriculum training, equipping them to better support young children's learning. 
  • 159 parents and caregivers received training in ways to support their young children's early development, reading and numeracy skills through play.
  • 20 members from school management committees and parent teacher associations received training, equipping them to be effective in their roles.
  • 56 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 142 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 4,203 people are participating in activities that generate income.
  • 6 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 1,873 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 132 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 10 large and small livestock were distributed as sources of income for families, including poultry, rabbits, goats, cows, pigs and fish.
  • 1,725 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 52 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
  • 2,269 USD was distributed to families through cash and vouchers, giving them the ability to meet their urgent needs.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
  • 2,997 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 8,627 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 4,901 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 22 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 500 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
  • 2,625 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 403 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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