Fatehpur's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 

The Fatehpur community is located in one of the poorest districts in Uttar Pradesh; India's most populous state, and one of its poorest. The region is generally flat, with a subtropical continental climate that varies between the dry conditions of western India and the hot, humid weather of the Ganga in the north. People living here are mostly Hindu.

Life can be short and uncertain in this rural community. The effects of unemployment and chronic poverty are evident, with widespread child labour and poor health among the main concerns. Most families in Fatehpur rely on subsistence agriculture, but incomes are extremely low. Nearly half the houses are temporary, one-room structures, which make families highly vulnerable during monsoon the season.
Child Protection
  • 1,010 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 1,081 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 22 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 9 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 1,560 young people are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
  • 204 life skills clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new things and have fun
  • 4,315 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 45 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 20 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018