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
  • 11 communities have appropriate local level advocacy approaches to protect the rights of children
  • 19 communities created functional child protection units
  • 3366 children attended a Life School For Transformational Development program
  • 74 children's groups functioning well
  • 3985 children are now participating in children's groups
  • 60 action plans were developed by local community advocates, allowing more people to be involved in their community's development.
  • 10 communities with a plan to improve the lives of children, so the community can address issues that impact the well-being of girls and boys.
  • 21 early childhood development centres are up and running, giving more preschool-aged children access to early education.
  • 1322 school-aged children completed life skills workshops, helping them learn a variety of skills such as leadership and creative thinking.
  • 28 communities used strategies and plans to reduce the impact of natural disasters or emergencies, helping families be ready in the event of a disaster.
Health and Nutrition
  • 55 children whose upper arm measurement indicated malnutrition have now achieved a healthier weight, helping them to have a stronger start in life.
  • 2863 adolescent girls are taking weekly iron-folic acid supplements, helping to improve their nutrition and health.
  • 2863 adolescents participated in various health programmes, helping them learn more about good habits to stay healthy.
  • 415 pregnant women registered for prenatal classes, helping more expectant mothers and their babies to stay healthy.
  • 4 Partnerships supported by World Vision to strengthen systems to reduce childhood malnutrition and illnesses
  • 20 local volunteers are actively engaged in health, nutrition and sanitation services, helping their community know more about health issues.
  • 9 assessments from community monitoring on health issues were presented to the local government, helping identify and bring about improvements needed.
  • 2 campaigns and events took place so the community could discuss health issues, allowing adults and children to speak up on issues affecting them.
  • 1 health facility is fully functional, meeting the Indian Public Health Standards needed to serve patients.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • 4099 mothers learned and understood the importance of clean water, sanitation and good hygiene, helping them protect children from diarrhoea and diseases.
  • 1324 community members attended health and hygiene training sessions, learning better ways, such as proper handwashing, to protect themselves from diseases.
  • 73 households have access to safe and protected water sources, providing families with year-round access to clean drinking water.
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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.