Narsinghpur's Community News

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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: 2017

The Narsinghpur community is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The area is often called "the heart of India" due to its central location. The climate is very pleasant except during the summer, when temperatures can climb upwards of 46℃ . Community members engage primarily in agriculture and livestock farming to earn a living. Most industries in the area are also agriculturally-oriented, such as those that focus on agricultural equipment and iron items. Other industries in the area include paper mills, leather goods manufacturing, and cement mills.
Child Protection and Participation
  • 2 campaigns and events took place where local kids and adults could speak up on health issues, helping families to get better healthcare

  • 19 preschools are now running in the community, helping to give more young kids a better start to their education

  • 11 girls and boys who we identified as malnourished are now a healthier weight, giving them a better start in life
  • 364 mums with 1–2 day-old babies were visited by a healthcare worker, helping to support the health of new mums and babies
  • 419 pregnant women signed up for prenatal classes, helping more mums and their babies to stay healthy
  • 2,729 teenage girls received weekly iron and folic acid supplements, helping to improve their health

  • 29 neighbourhoods are better prepared to face natural disasters, helping kids to stay safe and families to recover more quickly if they happen

Community Governance & Ownership
  • 3 local health partners are being supported by World Vision, helping to strengthen existing systems that focus on reducing childhood malnutrition and disease
  • 3 child protection or health needs were reported and acted on by community groups, helping to make sure kids are safe, cared for, and protected
  • 5 gaps the community found, where their health services didn't meet local standards, were shared with the government, helping to create an action plan
  • 11 action plans were made by the community and local government, to improve the quality of health clinics, schools, and other services
  • 127 people involved in local groups and organizations have received training in community-led advocacy, equipping them be leaders in advocating for changes that will improve people's lives

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Narsinghpur, from October 2019 to September 2020

Explore Narsinghpur

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Narsinghpur

To ensure children can access and benefit from quality education, World Vision will assist the community to:

  • Educate community members about the importance of education for children, especially girls.
  • Provide support for functional literacy skills for women.
  • Ensure that children who dropped out of school receive opportunities to continue their education.
  • Establish child friendly spaces and early childhood education centres, and strengthen them with improved equipment and infrastructure.

Health Care
With the partnership of Canadian sponsors and the community, World Vision will work to:

  • Partner with community-based organizations and the Ministry of Health to conduct health education classes and appraisal for children.
  • Ensure that severely malnourished children receive rehabilitation and improved food.
  • Provide parents with nutrition training and support to improve family diet.
  • Promote preventive care measures, like immunization and breastfeeding.
  • Emphasize the importance of nutrition and care for girls, who are less valued and often overlooked according to the cultural precedent.
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Narsinghpur,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.